Make Something: Plant Shapes

“Create something based on the shapes found in a plant in your immediate vicinity.”

I don’t keep house plants. To do so would be cruel, as I am unable to sustain their lives. (Thank goodness I seem to do okay with children and pets. Not-so-much with plants.) So for today’s prompt, I had to look to the vicinity beyond my walls and windows. I was uninspired, and yet so moved, by what I see, here in the long Midwestern winter …

Image from brx0 on Flickr
Photo Credit: brx0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atul666/2123924914/)

Late Winter Prairie

bare branches
scratch
the white landscape

sharp
stark
disturbing

like fingers
on chalk

bored

I am weary
exhausted
by contrast

longing for
chromatic
prisms

please

for the love
of all that is
holy
and hued

soften
these jagged trees
with buds
and leaves

come

oh come
subtle spring

One response to “Make Something: Plant Shapes

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