Mar

18

By Blossom

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Inspired by the prompt “light” at

diffuse white light glows
everything ethereal
winter wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Mar

5

By Blossom

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Waste

Inspired by the prompt “waste” at

bare wasteland for miles
stillness pervades the desert
rain begins to fall
 

Sand verbena and white primroses blanket the desert

Spectacular ‘Super Bloom’ Is Just Days Away In This California Desert

Jul

7

By Blossom

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Heat Wave

Inspired by the prompt “wave” at

heat wave overwhelms
air thick with humidity
ice cubes in my hat

Apr

5

By Blossom

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Chosen One

Inspired by the prompt “one” at

volition denied
chosen one of prophecy
destiny fulfilled

Mar

28

By Blossom

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The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Inspired by the prompt “cat” at

lucky calico
peace found before the Buddha
Nirvana at last

The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Mar

13

By Blossom

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Mind

Inspired by the prompt “mind” at

never mind, she said,
as hopes and dreams slipped away,
doesn’t matter now

Mar

9

By Blossom

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In defiance of extinction

Inspired by the prompt “safe” at

as well as the news story of the wild sea otter birth outside of Monterey Bay Aquarium this weekend.

seeking safe harbor
wild sea otter climbs ashore
giving birth on rocks

giving birth on rocks
sheltered by the Great Tide Pool
seen by guests and staff

seen by guests and staff
beside the aquarium
miracle of life

miracle of life
baby cradled by mother
seeking safe harbor

 

Feb

23

By Blossom

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Spider

Inspired by the prompt “spider” at

 
useful companion
decorating the corner
spider feasts on bugs

 
zoo spider web

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

photo by otterblossom

 
glittering with dew
nature’s delicate artwork
strung up as a snare

Sep

22

By Blossom

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Thanksgiving

Inspired by the prompt “after” at

after the pursuit
the ambush and killing blow
at last, the pack feasts

Sep

15

By Blossom

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Morning Meditation

Inspired by the prompt “before” at

busy day ahead
stolen moment of stillness
quiet before dawn

Jul

5

By Blossom

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Rainy Season Calm

Inspired by the prompt calm at

 
and the prompt rainy season at

 

no lightning flashes
brief calm stills rainy season
sky lit by fireworks

Jul

1

By Blossom

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Thorns

Inspired by the prompt at

vibrant yellow blooms
prickly pear overruns yard
thorns in my fingers

Prickly Pear

Jun

19

By Blossom

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Secret Gardens

Inspired by the prompt at

above neon signs
congested streets and buildings
secret gardens bloom

Graze the Roof
Photo by Sergio Ruiz, found on flickr

An exciting, related news article: France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Feb

23

By Blossom

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Happy Birthday, Arizona!

Inspired by the prompt at

superbowl birthday
Arizona greets the world
Clydesdales steal the show

Jan

31

By Blossom

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Play

Inspired by the prompt at

heavy wet flakes fall
snarling rush hour with delays
as the children play

Jan

7

By Blossom

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Circle

Inspired by the prompt at

circle of oak trees
sacred grove, heart of the woods
forest cathedral

Jan

1

By Blossom

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Just

Inspired by the prompt at

Nyquil haze, sore throat
exhaustion, sinus pressure
but it’s just a cold

JUST a cold does not give it enough credit for how it makes you feel.

Dec

20

By Blossom

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Ruby

Inspired by the prompt at

predawn blush brightens
as ruby light warms the air
night fades to bird song

Kilimanjaro auringonnousussa - Kilimanjaro at dawn
photo by pintaa, found on flickr

Dec

9

By Blossom

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Hot

Inspired by the prompt at

steam fogs my glasses
melting the falling snowflakes
hot chocolate weather

Dec

5

By Blossom

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Give

Inspired by the prompt at

as silence resounds
starlight fades into the cold
night gives way to dawn

Nov

25

By Blossom

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Store

Inspired by the prompt at

squirrel plans ahead
as harvest season dwindles
stores laid for winter

Working Squirrel 1
photo by Tomi Tapio K, found on flickr

Nov

20

By Blossom

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Cold, take 2

Inspired by the prompt at

bitter winds outside
not as cold and lonely as
the bed shared with you

Nov

19

By Blossom

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Cold

Inspired by the prompt at

his cold demeanor
plans laid with ruthless logic
hiding fires within

This poem is brought to you by my current addiction with the television show Arrow. Continued…

Nov

13

By Blossom

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Full

Inspired by the prompt at

women gathering
dancing beneath the full moon
shameless in Her light

Nov

5

By Blossom

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Dawn

Inspired by the prompt at

sunrise or sunset
beginnings versus endings
perspective matters

Sunset Gates
photo by Yevgen Pogoryelov, found on flickr