July 24 - It’s raining again! I told you it would! (And of course it’s raining OUTSIDE!) But, this time you’re caught outdoors in the storm. Do you run for shelter? Seek refuge in a clearing in the rocks? How about dancing in the rain with reckless abandon? How do you deal with the inevitable rain? Write it here!
PROLOGUE (Walt’s Notes): Our intention here at Creative Bloomings (Poetic Blooming) has always been the support and propagation of the poetic process. The intent was to fete all the poets with whom we had become acquainted though our various poetic sites and blogs. Plenty of opportunities are offered here to encourage and support all who write poetry: the Recollection Pages, the chapbook adventures, the Brilliant (Beautiful) Blooms, the Inform Poets feature, our “anthology” and no less important, the poet interviews. Since its inception, Marie and I had shared the process of presenting queries to our guests. I found that Marie had this certain gift as an interviewer, and handing the feature fully to her was a great decision I’ve never regretted. We have covered the majority of our contributing poets, and will delve further as they frequent our blog. As in the past, we have reached beyond our garden to celebrate “fellow travelers” on this journey (Robert Lee Brewer and Margo Roby, to name two). So it was with that in mind that I had personally requested Marie to consider interviewing Dr. Pearl Ketover-Prilik. You know her name and her work. And Marie does her usual stellar job in bringing Pearl to our readers. Thanks to Marie for this consideration, and to Pearl for her friendship and willingness to open the Book of Pearl for us to know her better! Enough blather from the old guy… take it, Marie!
It isn’t often we interview “writerly” guests who do not (or seldom) plant seeds here in our garden. However, this week’s interview takes us through the garden gate, and off the beaten path. Don’t think for one moment though that “off the beaten path” equals “unfamiliar territory.” I believe all of our Bloomers recognize the face and voice of the talented Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik. Continue reading →
July 23 - So tell us about your town, city, state, country… places where you can escape for the day or week to camp, or be amused in a park setting. A place you’ve never been but would like to (have gone) go. Be poetic and we’ll be informed and share your locale.
July 22 - We’re winding down this month of camping. And we always celebrate it with the Camp Dance. Maybe we met new friends and earned new infatuations; maybe we re-kindled old acquaintances. Either way, we want you to write a summer romance (love) poem. (And I hope you all realized, this month was never about the camp, it was about writing a poem a day. If you ventured near any aspect of these prompts, you earned your accolades!)
July 21 – Today’s camp activity is a scavenger hunt or sorts. A camp wordle to keep you occupied for a bit this morning/afternoon/evening… Use some or all but fit these words into you poem. We’ve been getting some marvelous poems this month. Let’s finish up strong!
July 20 -Camping is an escape, but it could be a chore as well. It’s time to re-invent the experience. Pick the one place where you wouldn’t mind setting up “camp”. Replace the tent for a cabana, or the woods for a Hawaiian beach front. Give it a fresh face.
July 19 -The beauty of the great outdoors is in full view. The majesty of the hills and mountains frame the landscape. The tranquility of our lake calms and soothes.The cabins and tents are aligned neatly and with precision.
But lets not forget the critters and creepy crawly things that are found around the campsite. Write of the fauna and lesser creatures that roam our planet.