Clunker Challenge from Linda Mitchell
Last week, Linda offered her clunker lines in exchange for a quick poem and a clunker line from each writer. I eagerly scrolled through the clunker lines and found two that looked appealing:
found a bit of sunflower & trees turned so orange the road looked blue
With these, I decided to write a pandemic poem since many bans were altered and the thought of summer travel seems so uplifting.
A ban lifts,
Summer 2021 opens
for roads untraveled and
newfound destinations sought.
Adventures await so find the why of
breathing in freshness, basking in sunshine,
feeling the tingling sensation of salted seafoamed oceans,
and the pure pleasure of tousled hair and loud music on open highways.
Walk, drive, ride, fly, or dream of places where trees turned so orange
the road looked blue or places where a bit of sunflower carries a
memory. If travel is not an option, create a fantasy trip to a
secret garden with no boundaries. Be free.
Options are limitless. Find open spaces
Lve without fear of disruptors.
Gather nature's gifts.
Bring them indoors.
Honor the road
for it holds
While I sent Linda this clunker, summer dressed itself in ..., I decided to use the prompt.
Summer's Fashion Statement
Summer dressed itself
in robes of golden sunrise.
billowed in the breeze as
summer washed the woods
in dew-drenched sparkles.
on delicate leaves.
A parade of stilled daylilies posed
in gardens rich with chocolate mulch.
At day's end, summer dressed night
in indigo dreams as serenity pillowed
under a moonlit canopy.
Yesterday and today, I offered The Spiritual Journey Thursday community and guests an opportunity to celebrate summer with the topic, "Nurturing Our Summer Souls". As the host, I designed an advertisement with photos and artwork from Jan Annino, Donna Smith, Fran Haley, and myself to publicize the event. Please stop by to read my post and link up to other responders.
Then, visit the Poetry Friday Roundup at author poet Laura Shovan's blog. She shares her poem, "Millicent Patrick Speaks of Monsters," which won honorable mention in the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s annual poetry contest. Look further to find more poetic goodness from other poets.