POETIC BLOOMINGS is a Phoenix Rising Poetry Guild site established in May 2011 to nurture and inspire the creative spirit.


The numbers had been trending all weekend and it was clear the first thought had become the best thought. And so I take pride in announcing the new title for our growing garden is… CREATIVE BLOOMINGS. As Marie Elena had observed, the “S” on the end of BLOOMINGS makes this a very distinctive “non”-word. In all searches connecting the words BLOOMINGS and POETRY provides one response, POETIC (now CREATIVE) BLOOMINGS.


The second most popular choice was the original name POETIC BLOOMINGS. This will be retained as the title of the poetry arm of our site. POETIC BLOOMINGS will continue with the SUNDAY SEED (our weekly Sunday prompt), INFORM POETS (our journey into poetic forms), BRILLIANT BLOOMS (a change from BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, our “award” to the selected favorites for the week). All features here (DAISY CHAIN, BOOK SHELF, RECOLLECTION pages) will be retained. And there are at Marie’s estimation two more POET INTERVIEW features to be executed from our original group. After these, we will be branching out on occasion to tap other voices in the poetic world. These will be proposed for the third Thursday of the month when we have one lined up.

Under the CREATIVE BLOOMINGS banner, we will feature a “page” Β for art work (your paintings, sketches, drawings and cartoons) you wish to display here. These will be in GARDEN GALLERY. PHOTO PHOCUS will be where your collections of photographs will find a home. Send us your artwork or an album with a title for your group of pictures and a brief artist bio. A link to your blog will be helpful! These can be sent to the e-mail account ( poeticbloomings@yahoo.com ) at anytime. We will post these when they are presented. Your submission will be considered your consent to post them on our pages and use them in possible future Photo Prompts.

Information about the trustees and guest poets will follow later this week. These are scheduled to begin when February arrives. Please be mindful, this is a major undertaking and work in progress. There will be glitches and bugs along the way as we expand. But, we’re in this for the long haul. Our success or failure will hinge on our continued support of our chosen crafts.

We have announced that the flash fiction site, FLASHY FICTION has joined under our new banner to become FLASHY FICTION FRIDAYS. See the announcement.

The changes a coming quickly, so visit often to keep pace!

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  1. Gardening is hard work. I’m glad we have (and have had-Marie) a gardener with such a green thumb. Thanks for the commitment to this beautiful Eden.

  2. Henrietta Choplin on said:


  3. It’s a good thing.

  4. We who are about writing and art salute you!

  5. With the change in name, can we hereby be addressed as Blooming Idiots?

  6. Marjory MT on said:

    Let the creativity grow.

  7. This is such a major shift and one that seems poised to take a leap. Good for you, Walt, and all those who’ve made the changes possible. I look forward to seeing what all comes by way of the garden gate.

    I’m going to take it as a given that we can post the new badge/box on our sites to show the world at least one of our affiliations. Oui ou non?

  8. Yeas Claudette and all. The badge is for you to use.

  9. Creative Bloomings indeed!! Lovely badge, too!! :)’s

  10. Lovely! And such ambitious plans!! Did I say “less work”?! I must have been dreaming!

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