Friday, May 19, 2017

A Poem Today


And She Grew

Step by step

In helical line,

From roots

to shoots,

A journey divine.

Donna JT Smith, 5/18/17

It's Poetry Friday.  Please take some quiet time to read some lovely works of art by visiting our hostess today, Kiesha at Whispers from the Ridge.
This was originally written for Laura Purdie Salas' 15 Words or Less challenge yesterday.  It fit in my thinking a few ways in addition to the image of the Arc De Triomphe stairway.  This was one of them.

15 comments:

  1. They do grow so fast, step by step, upwards and onwards.

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    1. This picture struck me after I'd written to the spiral staircase...they both seemed to fit.

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  2. It's simply awesome, Donna. My grandson Carter is over six feet, will be driving this summer! Whew, they grow up so fast!

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    1. Too fast! Everything goes too fast now!

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  3. Wow! Yes, and she grew....what a wonderful response to the prompt. I never did make it back to read all the contributions so I'm very glad you shared yours here. From roots to shoots, indeed. And, it happens so terribly fast. sob!

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    1. I love every stage so I shouldn't complain, but I'd like to slow them down!

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  4. "helical" what a great word! You said so much in 13 words!

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    1. I'll have to look back but I think I used "helical" once a long time ago in a poem. It's a fun word!

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  5. From roots to shoots, a great little ditty, Donna!

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    1. I'm thinking it would be a good title for a book! Probably backwards to come up with the title first!

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  6. Oh, I love this! "roots to shoots" That's a great word pairing!

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    1. Thanks, Keisha. It rolled out there - a nice feeling.

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  7. I could use your poem to illustrate what happened to my Jack in the Pulpit plant in one short week's time. HE grew!!!

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  8. Lovely, refreshing poem Donna, and image too!

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