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


Thank you to all who were able to string it out and complete the month with us. I know the destination paled in comparison to the beach last year, but we came up with some good drafts from which to work.

I’m already looking forward to next July and the locale for our next P.A.D. I think we’ll bring the non-campers back into the fold.

The intent for the July P.A.D. was an e-chapbook challenge to go along with our Memoir Project. Unfortunately, my illness at the end of the 2013 challenge kept me away from assembling the Beach poems. However, if you have your Beach poems assembled somewhere and would like to add them as e-chapbooks, please notify me via e-mail. The Camp books will also be accepted. I already have one on tap to highlight. Ready to get back to work? Sunday is right around the corner. Walt.

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  1. Thank you, again, Walt!! It so makes the days fun, and, in hindsight, even the challenging ones. The month seemed to fly by… 🙂 !!

  2. Can you republish the chap book rules?

  3. Thank you for all of the wonderful opportunities to share with our garden dwelling community!

    This month has been a gift and a poetic treasure. :)’s to all!

  4. I had a ball! Thanks, Walt, for the daily challenges. It’s was additionally fun because I never went to camp as a kid but because of the prompts I finally got to become part of a missed experience, hand-delivered by poetry!

  5. Enjoyed the prompts I was able to do. Sooooo glad things are getting back to normal. Thanks, Walt for the camp experience.

  6. Darlene Franklin on said:

    Amen! It reminded me about my few camping experiences and a lot of other things as well. I’m inclined to whine and apologize for how many days I missed, and how poor my poetry was in general, but the joy is in the journey and the memories.

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