All that compost sticky and messy, hidden in the dark
makes for fertile ground. Kindness sprouts
and tulips bloom as shadows banish
in nightless nights
Brightly coloured heads applaud sunshine
but blooms carry dreams of a girl
naive and hopeful for a place
under the sun
Tulip girls with godlike ease and radiance
sing a song, celebrate imperfection
and invite all who dare
to dance lightly
Note: The creative process can be lonely because every creative work requires that solitary time. But support from others who know that alone-ness can sometimes be riddled with doubt, insecurity and madness, encourages me to embrace my imperfections. Thanks to Sanaa Rizvi for the reminder that “Imperfection is Beautiful.”
Also, my special thanks go to wicked Magaly Guerrero for her continued support and for the giveaway. Many thanks to the dirt worshipper, Caitlynn Abdow for her generosity and sponsoring this outstanding artwork below. I’m humbled and honoured to have these exquisite “Tulips Girls” in my home. Please take time and visit this amazing artist’s site, and marvel at how she tells stories of mythical surrealism.
Congratulations on the win! And your poem is a sweet accompaniment to the artist’s vision.
Woo hooo ❤❤ firstly, congratulations for possessing the absolutely gorgeous piece of art “Tulip Girls” by Caitlynn Abdow. Secondly, what a magnificent poem! Love the reference to the girl from your previous poem “Has it begun to sprout” for it lends its shared magic to your existing poem. Indeed, we should celebrate imperfection as it is the very essence of our being. Beautifully rendered.
Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights Khaya and for your constant love and support ❤❤
Lots of love,
Congratulations on your new art piece. Your words work wonderfully with it and alone * you can believe me as I am regularly found elbows deep in sweet sticky compost lol* 😀 XXX
The aloneness of creating can be full of doubt but it can also nourish the soul. Beautiful poem
What Rosemary said. Clap, Clap, Clap
The sticky and messy parts of life do often make creative gold-dust – but i agree sometimes it would be good to swap that for a little less alone time..glad to have you at Sanaa’s prompt – yay to Sanaa too 🙂
I like the hopefulness in this piece. There is an acknowledgement of the difficulty involved in blooming, while still reaching for the joy of it.
Beautiful poem, Khaya. That solitary time pays off.
Congrats, Khaya. And what a beautiful piece of writing. 🙂 Glad to be back here my dear. 🙂
With them, I shall dance! Love the musicality and brightness of your poem, it definitely feeds a tune into the girls’ roots.
I am so glad you and your muse like them, Khaya! ♥
Love it! Our imperfections are sometimes what make us unique, and therefore perfect. ?
So sweet of you Jae 😀
I’m so glad you found the poem a suitable accompaniment for the artwork. Thank you, Rosemary!
Thank you dear, Sanaa for your kind comment.♥
Thanks Gina, I feel really lucky and inspired by the art piece. 🙂
I’m also glad to hear that you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty by digging around the compost. 😀
I completely agree, Colleen. Temporary aloneness, indeed nourishes the soul.
Many thanks, Debi. 🙂
Oh, the elusive gold dust! Thanks Jae. 🙂
With all the commitments and season’s activities at this stage, it’s good to have guiding and inspiring prompts. Many thanks to Sanaa.
Hope is a needed antidote to neutralise difficulties encountered in the blooming process. 🙂
Thank you, Diana!
Thank you dear, Celestine! So good to have you back. 🙂
Let’s dance! Thanks once again, beautiful Magaly.♥
Thanks so much, Kev. I like that you see imperfections as perfect. 🙂
Thank you, B.♥
How so true! Yet, I find these imperfections the bits that makes us the individual that we are. Lovely poem
Thank you, Jacque. 🙂
The creative process can be lonely at times, and I’m glad you’ve given voice to these feelings. I’m even happier that you have people to support you during those times!
no matter how the ground is made fertile but it always sprouts kindness and tulip smile…a perfect celebration of imperfection….also agree with what Rosemary says 🙂
Thank you, Josh for your kind words and encouragement. And yes, sometimes when we give voice to feelings they become less intense. 🙂
Thank you, Sumana. I’m happy to hear that I did the artist’s vision justice. And the tulips make my heart sing. 🙂
How important it is to accept that beauty is far more that outward appearance.
I agree completely. Thank you Old Egg for the visit and reading!
Beautiful piece Khaya. Perfection is not reality and it’s too bad that society places such a high regard on something that is unattainable. I like to call it perfectly imperfect. <3
Thank you Steph! Perfectly imperfect, like that. 🙂