POETIC BLOOMINGS

Established in May 2011 by Marie Elena Good and Walter J Wojtanik, to help nurture and inspire the poetic spirit.

PROMPT #298 – OCEANS, LAKES, RIVERS AND STREAMS

We’re writing water or waterways today. Your inspiration will come from one of these four sources. There are oceans of lotions, land of a thousand lakes, river of dreams and streams of consciousness. Try to find a different view of water like those above. Write your poem with that in mind.

MARIE’S WATER WRITE:

This, a watershed
moment; a lightbulb moment
if we let it be.

(c) Marie Elena Good, 2020

 

WALTER’S WATER WAY:

THE SURF BECKONS

The sky is clear,
pristine and calm.
The breezes soothing.
Warm.
No storm could invade,
nothing to throw shade on this new day.
It is early and the swirling
surf is crisp,
the waves lap the shore
tasting all flavors within.
I begin, board in tow,
steps deliberate.
Slow. No one near;
the sky is clear.
The surf beckons,
it reckons to take me
for the ride of my life.
My board is waxed and
it wanes in the bob of eternity.
The waves and me,
I paddle to the crest
in waters way over my chest.
Well over my head instead.
Giving me all that I can take.
I watch the pipe form.
I think I’ve made a mistake.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik – 2020

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION – NOW SEE HAIR!

HAIR

WHAT DOES A STRAND OF HAIR SEE?

WRITE IT OUT!

INFORM POET – HARRISHAM RHYME

Harrisham Rhyme, created by the female poet, Harrisham Minhas, belonging to the State of Punjab in India.

It is a six-line rhyming stanza. 

In this form, the last letter of the first word of each line is the first letter of the first word of next line.

There is no restriction on the starting alphabet of the first line.

 

Rhyming scheme : ababab.

 

WALT’S EFFORT:

ENDINGS ARE BEGINNINGS

It is time to take a chance
To write a heart full of rhyme.
Over the moments, your poetic parlance,
Recharges you, time-after-time.
Surely and simply, words will dance.
You begin where you end, so sublime.

 

Copyright © 2020 Walter J Wojtanik

PROMPT #297 – SURVIVAL

Our month long excursion into poetry had ended. Again, it was a rocky road. The subject didn’t please everyone. After starting out like gangbusters, we sailed into the sunset  with our loyal poets who were able to complete the task! We’ve survived. It always was about our survival.

And so we’ll begin the stretch run to the end of the year touting that fact. Write a survival poem. A completion poem perhaps. What situation (not thinking poetic challenge here) were you able to “survive?”  Which task have you completed with which you are extremely proud?

Again, thank you to all our poets for giving an effort in trying the July prompts. As we get back to “normal” here (at least we can have that) remember that our Sunday Seed is posted weekly. And our Inform Poet hits on Wednesday. Friday’s “For Your Consideration” Flash Fiction/poem prompt will be offered every other Friday. Enjoy the rest of your poetic summer and we’ll see you in the garden!

MARIE’S OFFERING:

RHODODENDRON

She was planted with care,
right there
where her dark leaves and white flowers
would give hours of joy each day.
But it hasn’t worked that way.

Years have passed
since she last bloomed.
She seemed entombed
immured, as she simply
endured

until Keith dug her up,
changed the makeup below,
which allowed the free flow
of water to root, and
we can’t dispute the wonder.

Once freed from earth’s clay,
we saw growth the first day.
Now she won’t just survive.
She’ll thrive.

© Marie Elena Good, 2020

WALT’S STAMINA:

SURVIVING LIVES, by Walter J Wojtanik

They come together to live apart,
this art of deception is for both hearts protection.
And yet time passes and two horses asses
have perfected the dance. Romance is feigned
and nothing is gained in the pretense.
Their recompense is small consolation.
They can’t live with; can’t live without.
They stay together for the sake of survival!

JULY COVID-19 P.A.D. – DAY 31 END OF THE POETIC BLOOMINGS COVID-19 P.A.D.

We’ve reached the end of the road for another year. I hope you had fun and wrote some good drafts for some extraordinary poetry. There’s just one more poem to write.

Your swan song, your farewell, a goodbye poem, a good riddance poem. And when you speak of us, please be kind. We’re trying our best!

JULY COVID-19 P.A.D. – DAY 30 MUSICAL STYLES

THERE ARE MANY GENRES OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION.

TO WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU CHOOSE TO LISTEN?

HERE’S A CLOUD OF A VARIETY OF STYLES.

IF YOU DON’T SEE YOURS, WRITE IT POETICALLY ANYWAY!

JULY COVID-19 P.A.D. – DAY 29 GOOD TIME CHARLEY’S GOT THE BLUES

AS IT IS WITH ALL SPORTING EVENTS AND AS THE LYRIC TO THE ABOVE SONG GOES, “SOME GOTTA WIN, SOME GOTTA LOSE”. SO GO AHEAD AND CHOOSE.

WRITE A “WIN” POEM.

WRITE A “LOSE” POEM.

JULY COVID-19 P.A.D. – DAY 28 AFTER THE WORKOUT

YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN IS OVER FOR THIS POEM-A-DAY EXERCISE.

HIT THE SAUNA. HIT THE SHOWERS. WRITE A STEAMY POEM. WRITE A SHOWERY POEM.

JULY COVID-19 P.A.D. – DAY 27 EVERYTHING IS BEACHY

Here’s a batch of “Beachy Things”. Incorporate as many of them into you poem!

SAND, GULLS, WIND, WAVES, SWIMMERS, SUN, LOTION, PAIL AND SHOVEL

BEACH BALLS, BLANKET, GOGGLES, TIDE, HORIZON, UMBRELLA

JULY COVID-19 P.A.D. – DAY 26 OUTDOOR DINING

As we practiced social distancing, restaurants resorted to moving the dining experience outdoors. Patios emerged where there weren’t any. Streets were cordoned off and seating was extended into the resulting space. And there were the ever-present food trucks to contend with. Even a backyard wienie roast sufficed to keep the ambiance strictly airy! Take us on that dining experience (picnic is included) and express it in your words.

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