Born on August 8, 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. her first published poem appeared in the St. Louis, Missouri, weekly Reedy’s Mirror in May 1907 and later her first volume of verse, Sonnets to Duse, and Other Poems during the same year. Sara Trevor Teasdale's poems were noted for their classical simplicity and quiet intensity. She wrote technically excellent, pure, openhearted lyrics usually in such conventional verse forms as quatrains or sonnets. Her growth as a poet is nonetheless evident in Flame and Shadow (1920), Dark of the Moon (1926), and Stars To-night (1930).
For today's challenge, I want you to draw inspiration from the poem above and write one of your own as blossoms arrive like cream cheese frosting on trees in delectable yellows and pinks.
Choose your own form or write in free verse, if preferred. I look forward to reading what you guys come up with. Please do visit others and remember to comment on their poems. Have fun!🍰
Sadly, windy, rainy weather has stripped our trees of blossom and we are currently left with daisies and dandelions. However, the honeysuckle has started to bloom!
@Kim; My goodness .. hopefully the weather will settle soon. Heading over to read you. Happy Thursday!❤️
Dry sunny warm weather here. the days and nights smell amazing.
@Toni; I loved your poem! Thank you so much for joining in!❤️
Hello All- Fabulous prompt Sanaa! Thank you.
I enjoyed the prompt, thank you Sanaa, and really didn't want to stop writing for it.
May is my favorite month
Winter has drawn a forfeit
Flowers are starting to bloom
Animals to blossom soon
My love for you opening
I'll buy you a diamond ring
Nice bouquet of violets
Come June please be coup-olets
"In Spring a young man's fancy turns to ..."
Actually we're older now and have been married so long it's a prime top-down month for our inviting Ford Mustang.
It's late and I might not have the time to write to this prompt... but if so it will be tomorrow or the day after.
@Linda; Thank you so much, heading over to read you! Happy Thursday!❤️
@Jim; Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed the prompt!❤️
@Bjorn; I hope to see you tomorrow or the day after!❤️
Teasdale is certainly one of the greats, right up there with Edgar Guest and Suzanna Somers.
*Suzanne*, not Suzanna.
Evening, Garden Dwellers! Thanks, Sanaa, for an inspiring post. Our son's confirmation is tomorrow, and we're hosting a reception at our house for the whole family. I won't be blogging tomorrow, but I will catch up on Sunday. Happy Friday, everyone! :)
Thank you so much for writing to the challenge, everyone!❤️☕
Actually wrote most of this in time - just forgot to post it. :)
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