If my flower-and-bird painting–which I left on the wall even after you returned
from the flower show–was in any way heartless, then I certainly do apologize.
I was thinking of taking off (on a short flight, or a long one) the whole time
you were here, when I should have been thinking of nothing but the experience
of fragrance, how not to generate a mood of oppression. Tell me: Has the season passed?
Am I now left to be my own teacher, pressing for explanation, walking dead flowers
from one room to another, remembering when I still believed I had the power to fly?
Prompts: Poetic Asides (take off), NaPoWriMo (long lines — which I know before even hitting “publish” will not display well here), and Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (Sen No Rikyu’s poems about tea).
19 thoughts on “A Matter for My Own Heart to Resolve”
Even those dead flowers (or whatever dead there is) will always stop you from taking off… love the thought of those three prompts at the same time.
Thanks, Bjorn! I’ve been having fun with multi-prompts if they’ll go together without too much forcing.
Most excellent writing.
Thank you so much, Sherry!
Heehee. I DO see what your “blog limitation” was, Marilyn. I had the same problem. Had to keep changing words out for shorter ones. 😉
I love the voice in this, especially:
Tell me: Has the season passed?
Thanks, De! I know you’re a super prolific poet blogger, so if *you* haven’t found a theme that works for long lines … 🙂
Gosh! This is incredible 😀 beautifully put.
Thanks so much, Saana!
“pressing for explanation, walking dead flowers” love these lines,, some conversations do leave us feeling this way,,well done,,
Thanks, elleceef! I’ve definitely walked dead flowers from room to room at times.
“walking dead flowers
from one room to another”
Love the eerie imagery evoked by those words… The creep over the skin and do things to the imagination.
Thanks so much, Magaly! You’re a master of eeriness, so that’s a great compliment.
I love how well you combined various poems to create a vivid new whole.
Thanks, Rommy, and what a fun prompt. I hope you’ve had a great birthday!
Just. Love. Your conversational tone and humor amuse me much.
Thank you, Angie. I’m glad to hear that. 🙂
Wow, you certainly took the prompts to a new level! Brilliantly done.
Thank you, Rosemary!
“walking dead flowers from one room to another” Eerie…It is like they are collecting dust from hopeless.