Robert Lee Brewer of the Writer’s Digest’s Poetic Asides has begun a “count down” to his annual April Poem-a-Day challenge this year.

My plan, if I can keep up with it, is to daily provide a link to Robert’s prompts here at Bloomings.  If you care to share your P.A.-prompted poems daily here, you are more than welcome to do so. We can interact and encourage one another easily here.

Here is the link to today’s prompt, “Write a quiet poem”Poetic Asides April PAD Countdown:  T-minus ;6 

Connect, keep healthy, and poem on!

11 thoughts on “R.L.B PAD COUNTDOWN: T-MINUS 6


    You know how, when you’re on the phone,
    And your children won’t leave you alone?
    Your finger to lips
    Aren’t taken as tips?
    Well, it don’t go away once they’re grown! 🙂

    © Marie Elena Good, 2020

  2. Z

    Sitting Quietly

    performing cat meditation,
    I am calm, doing nothing, 
    not going anywhere,
    not thinking too much,
    grateful to be present,
    learning patience, 
    easing my news-filled mind,
    waiting for the hummingbirds and bees to return,
    waiting for the cacti to flower,
    waiting for the birds to sing,
    thinking about the difference between
    being quiet and finding silence,
    remembering to pray when things are
    going well.

  3. The Decorum of Quiet

    The world after a heavy snowfall
    tamps down all sound.

    gentle murmur of dribbling creek
    to the sea bound

    the sanctuary’s holy hush
    spirals up, around

    a stone’s mute praise on the hillside
    waft’s from the ground

    the fog as it slinks through the woods
    like a whipped hound

    Things that are quiet, still, serene
    sit like a crown
    on the brow of a queen

  4. This morning, I pray
    the voice we hear the loudest
    is the still, small One.

    © Marie Elena Good, 2020

    “… but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire a still small voice.”


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