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Without Roots We Rot – #DVersePoets

You spend so much time

picking petals.


Pretending enough

will make a flower

of your own.


If you’d spent as long

studying the structure,

stem, stamen, stigma,

you might have seen.




Instead of stolen petals

you could have grown

a garden.


Not as easy maybe,

but more beautiful

than you know.


Flowering Mindscape- J.Hurlbert

Tonight, the bartender at DVersePoets has thrown us some beautiful pieces of artwork to inspire poems. I highly recommend checking the rest of the piece out as they are all incredibly thought provoking.


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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


    • Thank you. I loved all the images that we had to choose from, I almost went with the ravens as I started thinking about Odin and wisdom but I came back to this after another scroll through. Wonderful thought provoking pieces.

    • Thank you. It was a nice poem to write. Trying to write my last few poems for the collection is proving challenging (I think because the end is now in sight) so Dverse offered a nice palette cleanser.

  1. I just love this – for me it captures the feeling this picture has for me although your idea and words are as fresh as the garden you envision. Besides the words I very much liked their arrangement on the page. Enjoyed the whole package very much!

  2. Gillena Cox says

    OMG What a message. This is so profound

    much love…

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