Creative Futures Award Entry

I started entering a few competitions, well, the free ones anyway. Didn’t make the shortlist with this one so I can at least put it here on my blog now

Say it with flowers

Surrounded by fellow victims we bloom

Showering pleasure on every observer

Symbolising the heartfelt affection

Sentiment from a new would be suitor

Anticipating a lingering death

All pathways cut from my vital functions

Artificially supported for now

A mask of vivacious presentation

Brought indoors, fragrance emanates stronger

Before your kind; of hyposmic aspect

Bringing smiles and a blissful contentment

Benevolence upon the bestower

Fed by capillary action alone

Falling far below nature’s intention

Furthering short lived days of tumescence

Followed by swift deterioration

Curiously, once cavorting in sunlight

Catalysing this producer’s purpose

Cell walls now catastrophically crumble

Converse to life’s essential relation

Reciprocated feelings develop

Rejection would be a most tragic end

Resurrected through this growing romance

Reassures I’ll have not perished in vain

Ralph 13/7/21

False Faces

A Happy Sideboard

I found this article today, not that there was anything particularly deep in it – it’s the part of the BBC that’s aimed at younger consumers – but because this started to become a prompt for future poems about a month ago, when I started noting down the faces/images I perceive.

I’ve got a wonderful flowery duvet cover packed full of interesting faces or shapes including a canine pirate, an opera singer and a blood red rabbit on a broomstick heading straight for the void. But for now, it’s a work in progress.

This morning I saw a beautiful panther in the bathroom tiles, a reflection of the top layer of the open wash basket.

And of course, I can always rely on the sideboard drawers to cheer me up!

If you have any of your own, I would be delighted to hear.

Limerick 4

I’ve used up to much of my creative energy trying to come up with a suitable domain name and failing, well failing to find one that’s available.

It didn’t take me long to find some bad examples of branchage this week so I feel the raising of awareness is definitely justified.

Here’s today’s Limerick

Bad Science

I was sat on a yacht with a drink

And I suddenly had cause to think

When applying hull coats

Should they galvanise boats?

I’m concerned that’s a quick way to zinc

Ralph 01/7/21