PROMPT #248 – THE RESULT OF APRIL SHOWERS
You’ve all heard the old children’s rhyme, “April showers bring May Flowers.” And around these parts (Western New York) we’ve had our saturation of rain through April and extending into the merry month of May. So, logic says we should be abounding with flowers. I’ve spotted a few sprouts, but not much about which to write home. We’ll change that!
Here in the “Best Garden For Poetry” we began with a simple seed. We’ve continued to nurture and see the progression from that simple zygote to a full bloom. So we will further explore this phenomenon. So, write a “flower” poem. It could be a particular flower, a favored bloom. It could be a flowering of a sort, not necessarily plant related. Make the flower your title and water and nurture your poem with your vision in words. In my case, I’ll spread a little manure to get things growing! So, go forth and blossom!
MARIE’S EXTRAORDINARY ROSE:
MY SOPHIA ROSE
At the age of seven, Sophie built a hand bouquet for me, a few items at a time. When it was complete, I told her how beautiful it was. The short conversation that ensued may not exactly be a poem, but it is sheer poetry to me, and will reside in my heart forever:
It’s complete? It’s beautiful, Sophie. Thank you!
It’s your personality, Nonna.
This bouquet is my personality? What do you mean? What would you say is my personality?
Eternal happiness and love for everyone.
Oh, Sophie … that is so sweet. Thank you! And what would you say is YOUR personality?
I’m love, too. And care for everyone, everywhere.
from an unsullied child’s heart
sparks a better us.
© Marie Elena Good, 2019
GRANDPA’S FLOWER SOON TO BLOOM
She will spread her cheer every year.
She will be alive with joy and a heavenly dimpled smile.
Another of the sun-shines of my life, soon to be,
the sunflower of same. Her name will be Brooklyn,
and her bloom will brighten every garden she sees fit to visit.
© Walter J Wojtanik, 2019