BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS – PROMPT #110
We are who we are partly because of the people we’ve been around and the places that have marked our time. This week was an exploration of these places. More specifically, the monuments and landmarks that pock the landscape. Some having national import, others of local interest. Still others have personal connections that are strong. The BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS for the week:
MARIE ELENA’S BLOOM:
First, it feels great to be back! Thank you, Walt, for so easily and seamlessly stretching your legs to plant one in Buffalo and one in Maumee. You’re the best!
I very much enjoyed reading all these landmark poems, and learning a bit about where you all are from. Probably because I have a difficult time with this myself, I especially admire those of you who put a creative spin on the prompt. De Miller Jackson (aka “whimzygizmo”) is brilliant at flipping a prompt and making the right side of her reader’s brain light with De-light. “Sin City’s Strip” played “right” into De’s brain, and her heart of grace-gratitude. Marvelous, De! This Bloom is for you.
Stripped (by De Miller Jackson)of all de
yet in our need
we find our
knees. down to next to nothing,
we rise above. A light on a
hill unbusheled but some
-times pecked to death. In
one breath we both sigh
and sing, grateful
for one lone thing:
where sin abounds. Grace
I took the liberty to choose two poems/poets as BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS this week. These tributes stood out amongst the wonderful works presented. Both are memories finely honed and presented. The first by Marian Veverka told of a two hundred year old tower that has stood as a beacon and guide. The “Marblehead Lighthouse” has earned her this BLOOM.
Secondly, I presented a BLOOM to Vivienne Blake’s “A Reminder” for a simple nod to a historic moment and place. With the commemoration of the 69th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion of World Wars II (D-Day) this past week, Vivienne’s poem was both timely and a gentle reminder of the broad scope of a world event that touches us all. These types of tributes are dear to my heart and I wished to express my appreciation of such. Congratulations Marian and Vivienne.