Today is a big day here at POETIC BLOOMINGS! We celebrate the 100th Sunday prompt of this site. Congratulations to all the poets who have joined us each week to offer a taste of their tremendous talent. We have been blessed to build such a community; a family of words.You are all responsible for our success. Marie and I thank you for your dedication and love.
Over the course of time, we have stretched the muses and minds of our extremely talented family of poets, with our prompts and forms, interviews and projects. So for this venture, Marie and I ask you to write a “Celebration” poem. Celebrate your life, an anniversary, a birthday, an event… but do it in the form of a 10 X 10 poem (Ten lines times Ten words per line = 100 words – a century). Thus, we want you to write a Celebration in a Century (Celebration of the Century).
MARIE ELENA’S CAUSE TO REJOICE:
VOICES IN THE GARDENCome sit beside me in the shade of living canopy. Close your eyes. Soak in the rhythm, romance, and whimsy. Wrap yourself in the serene embrace of graceful, fluid form. Let the breeze of the lush and lyrical lift, and Carry you above the stress of sweeping strife and discord, For none can be heard in this garden of validation. You will find no boundaries, no borders, and no barricades. Come scatter your seeds, then watch them grow and thrive, Mingling with the bold, the melodious, the witty, the sober. Your voice is not only welcome, it is passionately celebrated.
© Copyright Marie Elena Good – 2013
IN PRAISE OF POEMS AND POETS
Another Sunday arrives, and poets assemble to celebrate with words.
A hundred calls to write rhyme; an anniversary of verse,
from far and wide they step inside this verbal garden,
rending hearts and minds to find all the right words.
True to form and true to themselves, giving up pieces
to all who require passion’s fervent fire. Emptying the vault,
poetic promises well kept are offered to placate timeworn souls,
giving control to emotions, every notion of fantasy takes flight;
the right time and place to face your inner feelings.
Dealing with like-minded people; a family comes together to celebrate.
© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013
CELEBRATING THE VOICES AND VISITORS OF OUR GARDEN!
The last 30 days, we have welcomed 7, 378 visitors from these 37 different countries (a fact that thrills and humbles!):Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Cypress, Denmark, France, Germany, Honduras, India, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Macao, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America