Sunday, July 28, 2019

Under the Brightest Summer Blues

“Even when the winds of misfortune blow, amazing things can still happen [and bloom, too].” ~ Gabriel García Márquez [and moi]

I love those words… and believe they grow truest in soil. I also suspect this belief is what keeps me photographing and poetizing blooms. Or, mayhap, I just love how good plants are at showing and telling humanity’s stories.


when it rains,
all things can shine through
the droplets


Sun-
kissed thistles
blushing and waving
under the brightest summer
blues.


stars echo
so fierily red
in a bloom


- for Poets United (Poetry Pantry #488)

- if we are friends on Instagram, you probably already read the lived-snippets I shared with these bits and blooms. If you haven’t (and are interested in reading those words), then click here for the 1st, here for the 2nd, and here for the 3rd

- on Jul 31st, I will be guest-hosting Poets United Midweek Motif. If you wish to join in (and like poetizing ahead), the theme is “not-so-old-fashioned ‘Hobbies’”.

- on the storytelling side, the next Telling Tales with Magaly Guerrero: a Pantry of Prose is almost here (August 4th), the theme will be “Stitches”
 

51 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blooms, beautiful words. I especially love the thistles.

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  2. Reinforcing the positive creates great energy... and I love how you are able to do this constantly. More power to you!

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  3. I love your joint quote with Gabriel García Márquez and how it bloomed into your poem, Magalty! It rained yesterday and overnight here, and, looking out of my window this morning, I can see it shining through the droplets. When I travelled into the city yesterday to meet a friend, and experienced the rainbow-coloured Pride parade, I saw some enormous thistles outside Norwich city hall, blushing and waving as if they were joining in with the parade.

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  4. Stunning photographs and words - they filled me with joy

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  5. I love the way you see things with different eyes Magaly and with such beautiful words.

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  6. These three bits tell a story when taken together, and I am here for it. There's no dismissal of the reach of the rain or of the thistles's sharpness, but there's a tenacity as bold as that ruby star.

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  7. I especially like the first one. So true - sometimes the rain can accentuate the beauty we hadn't realized was there! You capture the beauty in flowers with a unique lens. I like your optimism in poetry & life.

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    1. Thank you so much for noticing, Mary. It feeds the positive, seeing others can see it too.

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  8. The smallest things demand small poems--and you've written some!

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  9. Wonderful! I'm shocked that I never thought of red as a star color and now I want to stand under a hibiscus & think of the universe.

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    1. Those last few words sound like a yummy line for a poem!

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  10. Magaly- I love both your words and the photos- stunning! It's so darn hot here, I can only watch the world from inside right now, except for early morning, and late evening. It was 111 yesterday here in Mesa.

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    1. That is very, very, very hot! Things are cooling down around here. Well, not today. But they will tomorrow. Hope the same is true for you.

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  11. Wonderful perspective and composition - both the images and the words!

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  12. I absolutely adore the way you poetize blooms my dearest Magaly!!💖 My favourite is the last one I can actually picture the stars amid the fiery bloom 😍😍

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  13. Your photos are so good and doubly so when paired with your words!

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    1. They do love being close to each other *giggles*.

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  14. Fabulous quote, stunning photos, delectable words.

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  15. Love the direction you went in with these little pieces. We really need to 'chose' to look for positivity these days. The negative stuff seems to have the knack of finding an audience without any help from those of us who prefer serenity to angst. A splendid post!

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. It seems that choosing positivity is getting harder and harder for too many these days. So, like a really good friend recently suggested, if you have the power to stay bright, Shine! You might not be the only one to bask in the light.

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  16. I can't choose a favorite one in word or image. They are bright blooms in my poet garden.

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  17. lovely pics of blooms and associated words. I too, am attuned to the words of G.G. Marquez. Gracias for sharing

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  18. Beautiful words and images.

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  19. Between you and Mother Nature's creations, there is just....beauty!

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  20. The rain really does seem to wash clean and make everything sparkle in a new light. Wonderful photos!

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  21. Love the pairing of images and poems; a beautiful poetizing of blooms. Your word garden is glorious.

    Your Pantry of Prose prompt, "stitches" has given me something to think about. Hope I come up with an intelligible response. I'm working on it. :)

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  22. i think flowers, especially blooms, have a way of soothing us, telling us that tomorrow will be a better day. even the thistles. :)

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  23. Love, love, love XXX (and is that a new profile pic? your head seems to be blooming?)

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  24. Beautiful words and pictures!!!! Big Hugs!

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