Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Story Seed


As Saturday Centus rolls around again, I am happy to report that Ms. Matlock has given us 106 words to turn her prompt into a story, and she was generous enough to include a picture as well. Now, what could be nicer than that? The prompt, as always, is in red.

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I planted a little story seed,
just placed it deeply in the ground
and, fertilizing carefully,
spread all the dirt and mulch around.

My eager hands caressed the soil,
as earth returned my soft embrace.
A tender reed peeked through one morn.
I blessed the sun, knew water's grace.

Resolved to tend my seedling well,
I watched it with a loving eye.
The weeds I saw were quickly pulled;
my heart was happy to comply.

Fruition came in leaves and buds;
a flower raised her lovely head.
The story seed had done its work,
but it had grown a poem instead.

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35 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha and a rather fun reading one at that...cute verse sue....i hope you plant many more of those seeds...and have a lovely saturday!

Nonna Beach said...

Beautifully done Sue ! You captured perfectly in this clever poem how we all should feel as we plant little 'seeds' whether in the ground or on paper...

I especially love the lines:

"A tender reed peeked through one morn.
I blessed the sun, knew water's grace."

Lovely !!!

Bookie said...

I knew you would do something wonderful with this...and you did. Great job!

Grandma Honey said...

Cute, Sue! You have a knack for giving little zingers at the end. :)

Viki said...

Beautiful poem. You have such a lovely way with poetry. I loved it and enjoyed reading it so much.

Karen Mortensen said...

Love the way you can describe things. Makes it so I can almost feel it. Loved your little "surprise" ending.

anitamombanita said...

perfect take! I'll be ruminating on this one all day, I'm sure! ;) ah, what to do? what to do?

Daydreamertoo said...

Lovely, amazing what and how our minds can grow isn't it!

Judie said...

What a lyrical piece, Sue. Your poetry is so lovely!!

Christine said...

perfect ending,
visited here a while
and left with but a smile :)

melody-mae said...

I loved how you responded to the prompt! Very lovely!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I unearthed some documents that have been missing since last October? Does that count? Beatiful as always! :)

Eva Gallant said...

That was so cute!

Cheryl said...

Sweet! Nicely done, Sue.

Connie said...

Your poems paint such a vivid picture. Love it.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So great of a poem at that too Sue.
I enjoyed reading this very much and I know you will always plant lovely seeds like these.
Hope your enjoying a beautiful weekend my friend
Love
Maggie

Tgoette said...

Sue what a truly beautiful job you did with this poem! You are such an incredibly gifted writer and your poetry is always amazing to me!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Sue, I love every line. Your poetry is so soothing, and has such beautiful imagery. I was swaying to the music while reading this. Now, I'm ready for a peaceful night's sleep. Thank you.
xoRobyn

Jo said...

I loved this Sue ... utterly charming!

Karen S. said...

this was wonderful, and I've always wondered where poems were born, now I know! Thanks !

Reka Sang said...

A beautiful piece and captures the poetic journey so well. It can apply to many others too.

Donna said...

I'm always in awe of the way you write....it's just...poetic! Beautiful and meaningful, Sue!

Lisalulu said...

wow, just like that it grew up so cute and special! like you!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sue, this is wonderful, and I love that your story seed became a poem instead. laurie @ http://dealingwithmyinnercritic.blogspot.com/

yaya said...

Your garden flourishes!

Gail said...

You delivered wonderfully. A great piece with feeling and a message...beautiful.

I am going have to check this out!

Joy For Your Journey said...

So cute!! Made me chuckle.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Some may say "cute" or "well done" and I certainly agree, BUT, whenever you write, there is quite literally a magic about it. And if you knew me better, you'd know I don't pay compliments where I don't feel their due; don't write or speak just to hear my own voice. You're something else, Sue.

Caroline said...

LOVELY!

The last line was fantastic! Having a past background in horticulture I really enjoyed this and your always descriptive use of words.

I am going to read this to Helen and Lizzie when they come home from school.

:)

Darlene said...

Very nice ending. I like those seeds that plant poetry. I know you will keep them coming for us.

Fiauna said...

I. LOVE. THIS!!! (Am I shouting loud enough for you?) Seriously, thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Oh, Sue. You are darling. You know that, don't you?

knightsheart said...

I love that the story seed grew a poem instead

Anna said...

Dear Sue,
You are indeed a good gardener when it comes to 'poem-plants'.
Well done.
Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's SC wk 77 'I planted a little story seed'

Jenny said...

I think it was a genetically modified seed, obviously.

Love this line: I blessed the sun, knew water's grace.

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