Day Five . . . about to finish counting on one hand. Gonna need two hands tomorrow.
Robert Lee Brewer's PAD prompt: "For today’s prompt, we’ve actually got two prompts (that is, a Two-for-Tuesday prompt). Here we go: (1) Write an experienced poem. Or
Maureen Thorson's NaPoWriMo prompt: I’ve recently been paging through seed catalogs, many of which feature “heirloom” seeds with fabulous names. Consider the “Old Ivory Egg” tomato, the “Ozark Razorback” or “Fast Lady” cow-pea, “Neal’s Paymaster” dent corn, or the “Tongues of Fire” bush bean. Today, I challenge you to spend some time looking at the names of heirloom plants, and write a poem that takes its inspiration from, or incorporates the name of, one or more of these garden rarities. To help you out, here are links to the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and the Baker Creek Seed Company. Also, here’s a hint – tomatoes seem to be prime territory for elaborate names. And who knows, maybe you’ll even find something to plant in your garden! Happy writing!
When I facebooked Jed this morning with the day's prompts, he said, "Too late; the Muse got to me first. Though you could easily pretend this is an 'experienced poem.'" Well, okay, there you go, folks, here is Jed's "experienced poem"!
About today's poem, Ven said, "So this one was also a lot of fun. Heirloom seed names was a pretty freaking random prompt."
About merging today's prompts, Alan said, "Exotic seed name and experience — I made something that lilts when read aloud."
Sarah riffs today on Adam's garden, a pavane of myth, geology, history, and beginnings, starting with a melon seed.
Melded all three today: seed names as well as both experience and inexperience. Fun prompts to shuffle together.
On Helping Kathy in the Garden
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