Layer Upon Layer

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Play It Again Toads!
This weekend we revisit archived challenges of the Imaginary Garden. This affords us the opportunity to catch up on a recent prompt we may have missed (especially from the wealth of inspirational April prompts) or allows us to explore the side bar (2011 – 2017). 

Alternatively, select a prompt from the ones I have highlighted below. I have included a Flash 55 for those who like to write to that prompt on the first weekend of the month – naturally this is an open invitation to write an unprompted 55 – worder.

I have chosen Artistic Interpretations “Simply Beautiful” with Margaret, December 2014

Composition scene

Photo: M. Bednar

“Beauty is a form of genius – is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation.”  Oscar Wilde

A foundation of grass
grows from earth. Flower
babies spring up lifting
faces to sun’s warmth. They rely
on protection from rock formations,
and hills of trees. Valleys vie for space,
embraced by ocean water, horizon,
and colossal clouds floating
on their own sea of sky. Layer
upon layer they support and
strengthen each other.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Layer Upon Layer

  1. some lovely contrasts here – babies and colossus of cloud


  2. My goodness you bring the image to life!❤️ Beautiful!❤️


  3. Wonderful to see the contrast of sky and soil.


  4. Marian says:

    So refreshing!


  5. Sherry Marr says:

    Visually so beautiful. I can feel those baby flowers turning their faces to the sun.


  6. MYRNA ZACH says:

    just lovely



  7. It takes a village to grow doesn’t it?


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