My words refuse to be written
or said. They disappear as soon
as I try to trap them on paper.
I cry that I have no poem to capture
the beauty, both seen and unseen.
Then I saw the flowers  blooming
and  I knew where  words have been  nestling.

I am sad to learn that there will no longer be a Weekly Photo Challenge or Daily Post prompt from WordPress after May 31st.  Though I have not participated actively in the challenges lately,  I have been looking forward to the day that I would have more time to  take pictures and write a suitable post.  Alas! All things come to an end.  Saddened and surprised as I may be, I want to express my gratitude to the WordPress team for helping make my blogging experience a happy and worry-free one.  Thanks for having made it easier to meet new people and encounter new blogs.

I bid the prompts goodbye with this flower post. After all, flowers have been my all time favorite subjects to capture. It is the beauty of flowers that called me to take pictures and more pictures and dream that perhaps I can be a photographer of some sort.

It is this same beauty that almost compels me to share and in so doing, magnify and honor the beauty that is already there. And so I share, with almost a maternal joy pride, these pictures of flowers that are now blooming in our garden. How wonderful these flowers are which bloom despite the minimal care given them.

To all of you WPC friends, I hope to see you around post the WP Prompt Era.



25 thoughts on “FLOWERS ARE POEMS

  1. Sad to see the challenge go, Imelda. It was so…WP. Something very special to the community here and brought so many of us together. Beautiful flowers as usual. Your photos always pop – there’s something eye catching about them and in this set you captured the fine detail and shades so well 🙂

    1. Chances are, I met you in one of those prompts. 🙂 And I am very glad to have met you here. You are always one with encouraging and nice words and something special to say. 🙂 Thanks.

      1. Thank you, Imelda. Also really glad to have met you because you live a life so different to mine, and it’s been so entertaining learning about your world through your poetry and photography, which you combine together so well amidst your busy life 🙂

      2. Come to think of it, yes, indeed. All of us here live different lives and each one enriches the other’s experience and expands his horizons. 🙂

  2. you wrote a lovely farewell to the daily prompt, it was the first thing i had participated in on wordpress when i started blogging 3 years ago. I did it for about a year then went on to other prompts but the daily prompt helped me write a lot of different things and I really like looking back on my previous articles and poems. I will miss seeing it pop up in my reader. The flowers and your words just flowed Imelda, I loved listening to your heart’s content. I am glad of these prompts that introduced to me some really amazing writers, wouldn’t have met lovely you without them!

    1. Hi, Gina. 🙂 I have the same experience as you regarding the prompts. I wonder if I would have stayed this long in WP without the aid of the prompts and without the prompts to look forward to. I learned a lot from the people I met here, got to see and read awesome works, and became inspired by them. This loss of Daily Post prompts feels like an end to an era and in a way, it is. I am a bit nostalgic as I remember my first few posts from 2012. Yes, I’ve been blogging for that long. And hey! I hope you keep in touch and keep blogging. I am very glad to have met you here. 🙂

  3. Your flowers are beautiful, Imelda. I too will miss the prompts and challenge. It was a great way to connect with other bloggers. I look forward to your future posts!

    1. Thanks, Sandy. And I look forward to your posts as well (even if I am mostly playing the catch up game). Sorry about that. 🙂 I can’t wait for the schoolyear to be done so I can have more time for blog related things. 🙂

  4. The joy you experience from these lovely flowers is palpable in the photographs you took. I too have much gratitude for the Weekly Challenge and all the inspiration I received from those who contributed to it. I am trusting that we will continue to inspire each other through our words and photos.

  5. Lovely photos Imelda. I, too, am saddened by the end of the photo challenge. I’ve met many amazing bloggers through it. 🙂

  6. I was utterly taken aback by this news. The daily prompt brought you to me, and through you, the great bunch of friends in dVerse, and so on. I must say how stunning and fitting this tribute is. A truly amazing capture of nature’s beauty through your lens and your words. Bravo.

    1. I think many were surprised by WP’s move. I guess, there will be other prompts and chance to gather. And hey! there’s DVerse. I think it is a perfect place to hang out in (when we can). 🙂

  7. “My words refuse to be written or said. “. This opening line absolutely riveted my attention. “They disappear as soon as I trap them on paper” is a beautiful koan-like contradiction, the quandary poetry tries to overcome, and to find the words simply nestling in the vibrant beauty of transient flowers! Precise, wonderfully parsimonious and lush. Perfect poem.

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