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

BRILLIANT BLOOMS – PROMPT #151 AND BREVETTE

The latest prompt had us taking common word combinations and describing our vision in our own words. The varied phrases were rather unexpected and yield some great work. As our guest hosts are finding out, it isn’t easy to choose one outstanding poem; there are so many. Laurie Kolp , we are excited for your success with the release of your book, and I thank you personally for adding your help in navigating this ship!

THE BLOOMS:

WALT’S CHOICE

My choice changed as I read further down the comments, several times, as a matter of fact. Just when I thought I had settled on one, the next one had me changing my mind. This fact is magnified by the point that the poem I chose was the last one posted. This poet’s work always slips under the radar, but is no less outstanding than the rest. Her patience has paid off. Linda Hofke, you earn this BLOOM with your Haibun.

LIGHT FOG by Linda Evans Hofke

“It’s not that everything is cloaked in a thick cloud of white; shapes and forms and colors come through but are muted as if fairies spun a layer of light lace all over the place, hazy and crazy with light shining through tiny cracks here and there. Visibility is blurred but I know who you are.
And if the fog thickens and all goes white then I will know you by your voice.”

I hadn’t exactly understood what grandma was trying to explain about her eyes, but I saw the sadness in them, watched them grow misty as she spoke.

mourning dove
hastily takes flight before
camera focuses

© Copyright Linda Evans Hofke – 2014

 

LAURIE’S SELECTION:

Laurie has confirmed the challenge of choosing a poem for the BRILLIANT BLOOM. She struggled with the array of wonderful poetry. When it was all said and done, she had chosen Salvatore Buttaci’s “Storm”

STORM by Salvatore Buttaci

Hot-wiring the horizon,
Lightning accelerates skittish clouds
In a breakneck, thundering frenzy
While twin suns on tangerine fire
Crackle in our eyes.

Holding hands on the sofa, we watch
The late-afternoon sky show
Through our backyard window,
Electro-etching one more
Memory in the making.

When I look back at you again,
You are still there.
© Copyright Salvatore Buttaci – 2014

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INFORM POETS BRILLIANT BLOOMS

The Brevette form is as concise as it gets. It’s more of an image maker; a flash of thought that has a poetic flair. It’s that simple. But, in exploring the various forms that are out there, it was time to expose you to this bit of worded wonder. These thoughts are highly provocative, feeding the thought fully.

PENNY HENDERSON earns a BLOOM for this Brevette, a great image after this exasperating winter:

spring
e v i s c e r a t e s
depression

© Copyright Penny Henderson – 2014

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WILLIAM PRESTON gave us this string of interconnected brevettes which as Claudine Young had expressed WOULD make a fine picture book. The form itself works well in this application and his progression from the birds building their nest, and ending with their young birds leaving, is purely circle of life. For this William earns his BLOOM.

 

Birds
b u i l d
nests.

Nests
h o l d
young.

Young
b e g
food.

Food
b u i l d s
wings.

Wings
l i f t
birds.

Birds
f l e e
nests.

© Copyright William Preston – 2014

CONGRATULATIONS SALVATORE, LINDA, PENNY AND WILLIAM ON YOUR SELECTIONS AS BRILLIANT BLOOMS.

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13 thoughts on “BRILLIANT BLOOMS – PROMPT #151 AND BREVETTE

  1. Congratulations to all of our Blooms this week–Sal for his usual expertise of thought and expression, Linda, for her quiet observation and breathy release of visions, Penny, for her aggressive approach to the Brevette, and William, for taking the Brevette’s short form and moving to book length.

    All of you are well deserving. Bravo, gentleman and brava, gentle ladies.

  2. Yes!!! These are all such wonderful choices! Congratulations to each of you with my whole poetic heart!

    I agree about William’s Brevette…most definitely! Wow.

    Thank you hosts and poets for another wonderful week. 🙂

  3. All great choices. With Napowrimo still going, I didn’t have time to read down all the posts, so I’m glad to have seen the cream here.

  4. flashpoetguy on said:

    Congrats to Linda, Penny, and William!

  5. Perfect selections, congratulations all!!

  6. Congratulations Linda! I absolutely love your haibun! Particularly your second line.
    Congratulatons Sal! I love this – love the energy of the storm and the love between the couple, wonderful.
    Congratulations Penny and William! I remember reading both of these earlier in the week and I loved them then. Excellent choices.

  7. CONGRATULATIONS SAL, LINDA, PENNY AND WILLIAM – beautiful choices!

  8. William Preston on said:

    Congratulations to Linda, Salvatore, and Penny, and thank you, Laurie and Walt, for including my little piece with theirs.

  9. Congrats to Sal, Penny, and William, and I am honored to be in the company of such fine writers.

    Thank you so much, Walt, for chosing my haibun. It is only the second haibun I’ve ever written but it is a form that I enjoy and hope to write more often.

  10. Congrats to Sal, Linda, Penny, & William! Lovely selections.

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