Absolutely Fabulous

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  Naming the Rose
(posted by Merril)

" I found a list of English country garden roses and picked the following names. Because this is poetry month, and many people are overwhelmed with prompts, I will make this very easy. Choose one—or more–of the names from the list below and use it in your poem OR as a title for your poem. Just to be clear, you can write in any style or form, and the poems do not have to be about roses or flowers. Have fun! I can’t wait to see what you come up with."

Absent Friends
Absolutely Fabulous
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Bobby Dazzler
Boule de Neige
Julia’s Kiss
Leaping Salmon
Pretty Jessica
Purple Tiger
Twice in a Blue Moon

Julia's kiss turned him
a whiter shade of pale.
After Sylvia, the purple
tiger, broke his heart
he could not believe
this love would come to him
twice in a blue moon.


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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13 Responses to Absolutely Fabulous

  1. Anita Sabat says:

    Smart use of multiple prompts 🙂
    Nice words.


  2. merrildsmith says:

    Delightful–I love the happy ending! And how clever to fit in so many of the names. 😊


  3. memadtwo says:

    Clever! and you started your poem the same way I did! (great minds…) (K)


  4. Shawna says:

    You are so good. Not many poets can tell such an interesting story in so few words. I have loved your writing for years.


  5. Very clever use of all those names


  6. Ah if only…an optimistic dream!


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