It has been one year since Marie Elena and I had this hare-brained idea that we could establish a poetic garden that finds beauty blooming in the starkness of every day life. As we start our second year, no better place to start again, than with a re-seeding of our “Poet-anical” Garden. We return to the soil AND the prompt that got us started. And so…
Every garden starts with a seed. A small part of the big picture; a beginning. And so we begin our second year at Poetic Bloomings.
The prompt for this Sunday reflects that idea. Write a “seed” poem. It could literally be a seed of a plant, or an idea that sparks a greater effort. It could be the beginning of a life, or whatever you feel would be the start of something big. Write about the flower you have “adopted” on your Recollection page, and show your bloom. Just get started. That’s a beginning in itself.
MARIE ELENA’S SEED
REACH (a sonnet)
My feet are planted firmly here at home,
Yet seeds are scattered farther than my span.
Words blossom in encouragement-rich loam,
And flourish far beyond this gardener’s plan.
What joy, as peace and beauty grace the way,
What nourishment that seeps into my soul.
My senses overflowing every day
On shade-tinged path, or sunny poppy’d knoll.
One kernel sown, yet harvest so diverse -
A multiplicity of voice takes flight
And broadcasts as poetic seeds disperse
To transplant hope, wherever they alight.
In gratitude, two kindred gardeners toil
To cultivate Poetic Bloomings soil.
NOTE: Poetic Bloomings seeds have blown across the following borders … a statistic that is altogether amazing and humbling.
United States, Denmark, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Bulgaria, Philippines, India, Singapore, Germany, Latvia, Nigeria, Italy, Sweden, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Poland, Austria, Brazil, Republic of Korea, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Pakistan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Portugal, Egypt, Senegal, Croatia, Belgium, Japan, Czech Republic, Norway, Georgia, Netherlands, Trinidad, Tobago, Kuwait, Ghana, Peru, Belize, Guatemala, Argentina, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Angola, Slovakia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Albania, Puerto Rico, Yemen, Thailand, Dominican Republic, Malta, Gabon, and Russia!
Would that all visits be as harmonious as those stemming from our modest garden. A Poetic Bloomings wave of greeting to all, and “Peace be the journey.”
AND THE SUN SHALL REIGN DOWN
The first sprout of Spring is seen
and senses the early breath of a breeze
bathing it with the gentle movement
of a life begun. Showers have touched
the soil, deep and aromatic; fertilized
and fed to nurture and grow, strong in root
and tall in beauty. Our sprout reaches
skyward to embrace the golden life-giving orb.
And the sun shall reign down to caress
the beginnings of beauty in bloom!
In our effort to promote our poets, Marie and I wish to thank and congratulate the following poets who had posted poetry on the first day and have remained dedicated to the growth of beauty through verse.
PATRICIA A. HAWKENSON - – DE JACKSON
VIVIENNE BLAKE – ELIZABETH JOHNSON
LAURIE KOLP – ANDREW KREIDER
HANNAH GOSSELIN – BARBARA YATES YOUNG
DAN PAICOPULOS – CONNIE L. PETERS
PAULA WANKEN – KELLY DONADIO
IAIN DOUGLAS KEMP – MICHAEL GROVE
PAMELA SMYK CLEARY – CLAUDETTE YOUNG
And we’ve grown tremendously since then. Thank you all!
The POETIC BLOOMINGS badge is available under the P.B. Badge tab above. The HTML code is provided to allow you to show your inclusion in our garden. Join the growing that we are sowing!