Her face turns, the petals stretch toward the sunlight,
She stands tall, and ready for the nascent day,
Already seeing that the possibilities are bright —
She teaches me by showing, as her silent words say,
Stand, bloom, let worries not destroy,
The true light on your face will impart joy.
I could not resist writing a poem about this sunflower that I saw in the garden this morning. Shared with the Tuesday Platform.
Flutter in my vision,
Many doves pick birdseed
From the grass green,
And flowers colorful as balloons
Bloom where they are planted:
A garden of gratitude
Inspired by my brother’s garden and Fandango’s one-word prompt, grateful.
For Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge this week, about the desert rose. I am also sharing this with the Tuesday Platform, so be sure to visit and read other great poems!
On dry, rocky ground
Small desert rose somehow grows
A splash of color
This is for Frank’s haikai challenge this week, which is about the lotus. Follow the link to read more about the symbolism and significance of this flower, as well as more poetry.
Rising from the mud
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
This week, Chèvrefeuille invites us to write about friendship. Also, today happens to be the birthday of one of my dearest friends.
Sprung from daisy chains
And friendship bracelets, spending
Girlhood together —
Becoming women beside
One another, love still strong.
This is my first time sharing with Linda G. Hill’s Escapist coloring club. My most recent project was this page:
And the finished picture….
Lastly, because this is generally a poetry blog, here is a haiku to go with the picture.
Warming hues, cool shade
A haibun (posted late) for DVerse. I wrote a free-verse poem instead of prose for the first part.
There is something about summer:
seeing big butterflies fluttering among
the green grass and magnificent
florescence — that makes me say
“Maybe there is true beauty,” even
if I need to watch it from inside.
Magic in nature:
held in the sunshine