Please share your poetry, photography, artistry, or writing skills in a flash fiction piece inspired by a garden!
Your choice of medium, genre, word count (1000 maximum) and how the prompt inspires you!
When I saw this challenge I immediately thought of Robert Louis Stevenson's lovely book,
A Child's Garden of Verses and the poem, The Flowers.
All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse,
Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.
Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,
Tiny trees for tiny dames --
These must all be fairy names!
Tiny woods below whose boughs
Shady fairies weave a house;
Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!
Fair are grown-up people's trees,
But the fairest woods are these;
Where, if I were not so tall,
I should live for good and all.
When I recovered my exceptionally worn out book, I drew this for the front cover, copying it from the above illustration.
Here are some photos which I hope will delight and please the eye.
Butterfly on Esperanza.
Bee on Bluebonnet
Fields of Gold
Along with A Child's Garden of Verses, The Secret Garden holds a special place in my heart.
Go HERE to see how others have been inspired by this garden prompt.
Do you have a favorite book, poem, picture or painting about gardens? Have you ever been to a formal or famous botanical garden?