Sunday, April 3, 2016

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[image courtesy the imaginary garden]


HAS IT SPROUTED YET
never again to traverse the hill
nor the dales dear Panza
for broken jaws and wasted spears
if not by maidens be despised

forlorn this pinwheel spins a tale
such were the jasmines we planted
where giants we accosted
by folks windmills they were cursed
have they sprouted dear Panza
HAS IT SPROUTED YET © gillena cox 2016

Written for
Flash 55 PLUS!
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

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23 comments:

  1. An inspired combination of prompts! I love the tone of nostalgic melancholy.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Rosemary

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  2. Ah, a bit of Don Quixote for springtime. Nice!

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  3. Yes, it has a lovely kind of melancholy tone going on, thanks. k.

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  4. "forlorn this pinwheel spins a tale" is just gorgeous.

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  5. I like this one, Gillena, as I can identify with it two ways. First, I loved to make pinwheels in school, as soon as I learned how. Second, we have two La Panza Feliz eateries in the Houston area, one is a Taqueria and the other is a Food Stand in a retail mall.
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    1. Aha! Thanks for dropping in Jim

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  6. Sounds lilke the fantasy games of children have been overtaken/squished by 'progress'. An interesting one.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Gemma

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  7. I like how you turn to ask him in that final line ~

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  8. I love the idea of the pinwheel spinning the tale. Well told in 55 words.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Kerry

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  9. Have they? Love this question.

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    1. (✿◠‿◠) thanks for dropping in Marian

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  10. OH, Gillena, this piece comes at a perfect time for me--I just finished rereading Don Quixote, and it's lovely to read a bit of the madness sprouting in your poem.

    Thank sooo much for participating in Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month! ♥

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  11. Jasmine flowers as miniature windmills...love it :D XXX

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