Sweet, or: To the point

A ‘Waltz Wave’ poem

my
favor-
ite
flower
shall always
be that
which
puts a
smile on its
recipient's
face, espe-
cially
when
coupled
with a flush
of self-
con-
scious sur-
prise

Tanka Tuesday

For #TankaTuesday, Colleen Chesebro offers us this 1860 painting by Ferdinand Georg Waldmรผller (1793 โ€“ 1865) called ‘The Expected One’. For this prompt, we are to compose syllabic poems inspired by Waldmรผller’s painting.


W3 poetry prompt

For this week’s W3 poetry prompt, Brandon Ellrich encourages us to write poems about our favorite flowers.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

50 thoughts on “Sweet, or: To the point”

  1. Fantastical painting
    The artist explored
    A young woman walking and reading
    An unusual talent and skill
    She will not stumble and fall.

    An out of the ordinary take the Poet gave.

    ๐Ÿ’my favor- ite flower shall always be that which puts a smile on its recipientโ€™s face,๐Ÿ’

    How would you adjudicate if many flowers bring a smile to your face.

    1. ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Abi ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’“ ~ for me, the best flower is the one that elicits the most positive reaction ๐Ÿ˜„

  2. David, this lovely poem gives some very good advice. โค It has been said that the way to a man's heart is his through his stomach. I believe that flowers are the way to a woman's heart. If that fails, try chocolate!

    Many, many years ago, for his birthday, I sent my first husband flowers and baked his favorite German chocolate cake! Both were well-received. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Cheryl, are you familiar with this clip from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast?

      If you can’t see this YouTube link in the WP Reader, take a look directly at this comment on my blog…

      1. Thank you, David, for the clip. I donโ€™t believe I ever saw the movie, just a few clips from it. I did read the story when I was young. Very funny about the insincere promises! โค

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