Saturday, April 20, 2019

Weekend Mini-Challenge, in April: Three Spring Shorts

Do you ever do like a bee? Are you lured by the scent and colors and the wild loveliness of flowers? Do you talk to the green that grows in your yard or the park or the street or (if you’re very lucky) the nearby woods?

I hope you’ve answered “Yes” to at least one of the questions above. Because for today’s prompt, I invite you to write 3 micro-poems (in 3 lines or fewer) inspired by flowers.

Here are some examples from my very own doing like a (human)bee moments:

spring births bright
purple crocuses
 through dead leaves

Falling can be a chance
to appreciate familiar beauty
from a different angle.

when it rains,
tulips blow kisses 
 at the clouds

You don’t have to include pictures with your responses. But… if you have them, I hope you share them. Also, feel free to use the pictures I just shared as inspiration for this prompt.

Add the direct link to your poem (the 20th! if you are participating in 30/30 in April) to Mr. Linky. Do visit other Toads. And as always, share your thoughts on the ink-flowers blooming in their Imaginary Garden.


Kerry O'Connor said...

I love your three flower poems, Magaly. Thank you for hosting on Day 20. We are 2/3 of the way through the month of poetry!

Sadly my poem of the day is not haiku, so I'm not linking up, but shall return to read the flowery wonders on display.

Kim M. Russell said...

A delightful mini challenge, Magaly, and I love the photo of the tulip blowing kisses at the clouds! No clouds here this morning but we do have dew-soaked grass in our garden. :)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Hey! Southern Hemisphere here! So I have written you three flower pieces, but they are not Spring-related. One is a winter flower; the other photos were taken in our autumn.

Note to Kerry: I don't think it is specified that they have to be haiku (though two of mine are).

Jim said...

Good Saturday Morning !!! We should be out checking on our fields everywhere of Texas Bluebonnets but we've loaded up our weekend. Monday would be a better day anyway, much smaller crowds if any.
Thank you, Magaly, for this fun post. At least one picture should show in couple a.couple of minutes.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Magaly...I got my haiku on. :) said...

Births bright is delightful!

Marian said...

Wonderful, can't wait to read some flower shorts!! xo

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Thank you Magaly- this is a refreshing break and perfect for day 20! All my photos are from my garden taken this fine morning. I hope everyone has a fabulous Easter!

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Kerry, The micro-poems don't have to be haiku. Just 3 lines or fewer.

@Kim, I just visited that tulip and it opened sooo prettily. Oh, and our clouds have turned into quite the rainstorm.

@Rosemary, I should be ashamed of my season-centric attitude. And even more so of my forgetfulness. After I wrote the prompt, I actually thought that I should change the subtitle to "Bloom Me Three Shorts" and... absolutely forgot, lol! Can't wait to read your winter flower shorts.

@Susie, Thank you!

@Erbiage, Thank you so much.

@Marian, Me too! And now, I shall do just that.

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Linda, I can't wait to glimpse at your garden and poetry!!!

My3WiThME said...

Flowers and poetry. Brilliant combination!!

annell4 said...

Thank you for the prompt, the sacred three, especially this time of year.

Magaly Guerrero said...

@My3WithMe, I'm so glad you think so. Your contribution was a delight to read!

@Annell, You are most welcome. So glad You appreciate it.

Fireblossom said...

I'm not linking because i only wrote one, not three, and it is a nature poem but not a flower poem. However, I did do the three line thing because of this prompt. So, if anyone is on fire to read it, it's here:

Ornery Owl of Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost said...

I am bad and didn't follow directions, but I thought you might find what happened amusing. I liked all your photos (and poems) but had a special appreciation for the green one.

tonispencer said...

Lovely prompt and mini challenge! I am a day behind but got them posted!

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Fireblossom, I haven't read a springy poem with books in it that I haven't loved.

@The Real Cie, I'm still chuckling at your tanka.

@Toni, The image of your ghostly wisteria just popped into my head.