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.

 

Seeds.

 

Instead of stolen petals

you could have grown

a garden.

 

Not as easy maybe,

but more beautiful

than you know.

flowering-mindscape
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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21 Comments

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

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