dVerse Poets Pub, Gardening has its pleasures, Katherine Riegel, Monday Mood, Prosery, Sanaa Rizvi, Summer transitioning to Autumn, Writing through life
Note: Don’t forget to tune in to Open Link LIVE on Thursday, 15th September! Bjorn will be our host, which will make for a memorable evening of camaraderie, drinks and of course, poetry reading! 🥗
Hello dVerse Poets, this is Sanaa (aka adashofsunny) welcoming you to another round of Prosery where we ask you to write a very short piece of prose that tells a story, with a beginning, a middle and an end, in any genre of your choice.
Since it is a kind of Flash Fiction, we here at the pub have a limit of 144 words. What’s special about Prosery is that we give you a complete line from a poem, which must be included somewhere in your story, that is, within the word limit. The prose can either be flash fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction, but it must be prose! Not prose poetry and not a poem.
You may change punctuation but please bear in mind that you are not allowed to insert words in between parts of the quotation.
Picture courtesy: Pink-petaled flowers by Rebecca Lee, Unsplash
Katherine Riegel is an author of three books of poetry. Her most recent work known as, “Love Songs from the End of the World,” was published in 2019. She has also published Letters to Colin Firth, which won the 2015 Sundress Publications Chapbook Competition. Her poems and essays have appeared in Brevity, Crazyhorse, The Offing, Orion, Poets.org and Tin House. Moreover, she is co-founder and poetry editor for Sweet Lit.
I am not much of a nature Poet, but gosh, when I came across Katherine Riegel’s poem, I was completely blown away. The poem reminds us of the simple pleasures of planting a garden, of emotions that tug and are often associated with flowers and fruit, one can easily resonate with Rigel as she takes us on a trip down memory lane.
The poet’s gaze, her observation, her insight and word play, brings the outdoors to us in ways we might not otherwise consider. It reminds us of the ground we walk upon, the trees, the birds— the burgeoning of seeds and roseate buds, and in seeing and observing the natural world from her words, one can’t help but ponder on beauty and brutality both.
Picture courtesy: Tilt shift lens photo of leaves by Martin Knize, Unsplash.
This evening I would like you to write a Prose piece which includes the line:
“I’d like, too, to plant the sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace.” from the poem, “What I would like to grow in my Garden.”
Please also include the dVerse link in your published piece.
Here’s how to take part in the Prosery Prompt:
- Write a piece of flash fiction or other prose up of up to or exactly 144 words,
- Including the given line from the poem.
- Post your Prosery piece on your blog and link back to this post.
- Place the link to your actual post (not your blog url) on the Mister Linky page.
- Please visit other blogs and comment on their posts!
Welcome to Prosery Monday, dVersians!
On the menu we have Salade nicoise with Dry rose, Strawberries and cream with Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. Or if you prefer, we are also serving California club croissant sandwiches with coffee/tea of your choice 🙂
Let me know if there is anything else you’d like! Looking forward to reading some delicious prose this evening 💘💘
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I just take a glass of water before bedtime tonight
A glass of water coming right up 🙂 good to see you, Bjorn! 💘💘
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Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Nice to be back writing fiction again… to use a sentence in the prose is so nice… have a wonderful Monday/Tuesday tonight.
Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 yours is an incredible prose piece! 📝 You too, have a wonderful week ahead 💘💘
Hello Sanaa and All. Great choice of line to write prosery to. Strawberries and cream with a flute of champagne sounds just right.
Nice to see you, Lisa! 😀 Strawberries and cream with a flute of champagne coming right up! Happy Monday 💘💘
Thanks so much, Sanaa. Cheers!
Hello all…thank you for a beautiful prompt, Sanaa. The line inspired. I will take a croissant sandwich please with some Chai tea.
I am so pleased you liked the prompt, Mish 😀 California club croissant sandwich with Chai tea coming right up! Happy Monday 💘💘
Thank you! 🙂
You’re most welcome 🙂
Lovely prompt, Sanaa, and that menu sounds delicious!
I am so pleased you liked the prompt, Sarah 😀 heading over to read you! Happy Monday 💘💘
Rob Kistner said:
That is a pretty line Sanaa, but I wouldn’t have a clue how to build a prosery piece around it. Thank you for hosting, but I am sitting this one out.
Thanks for stopping by, Rob 💘💘
Rob Kistner said:
I couldn’t resist Ssnaa…. 🙂✌🏼❤️
great prompt enjoyed this one.
bath time for me after work.
will be back in a while for a hot chocolate and a read before bed.
So nice to see you, Rog 😀 hot chocolate coming right up! Heading over to read you. Happy Monday 💘💘
Here is some wonderful, soothing instrumental music by David Phillips for you all 🙂
Hi, Sanaa! Thank you for hosting! The menu sounds delicious, but maybe I’ll just have a glass of wine while I get dinner ready here. 💙
A glass of wine for the lovely lady 😀 loved your prose piece, Merril! Happy Monday 💘💘
Thanks so much, Sanaa! 💙
Thank you Sanaa for introducing me to this poet! How about a glass of rose ~~~~ Will try to make the online gathering on Thursday!
A glass of rose coming right up! Loved your prose piece, Helen 😀 Hope to see you on Thursday! 💘💘
Thanks for hosting and for the introduction to this post. Really love the poem the prompt came from