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Macro Poem and Flashback

I’ve been looking for an excuse to share a couple of my macro shots of the flowers I bought to pretend spring has arrived.  Lucky for me the challenge at d’Verse Poets is to write a micro poem inspired by macro photography.

lily macro

stamen and pistol
food for buzzing  bumble bee
flowers in my world

I’m also linking to Real Toads today, where the challenge is to write a narrative poem using flashback.

Sitting at my desk,
students quietly working,
I stare at the computer
pretending to check e-mail.
My mind drifts away
from the mundane classroom
back to the morning.
      the blaring alarm clock
     silenced by a strong arm
     reaching across my chest,
     his musky scent lingering,
     urging my whole body awake
     gently reminding me of night’s
     passions spent and pure
     promises of more to come,
    a lifetime of devoted love
     lying in bed next to me.
I secretly twirl the shiny new
diamond ring on my left hand;
then jolted back to the present,
a noisy jumble of teenage
voices, laughter, and groans
mingling with the foul odor of
“Miss Hale, Jesse farted!”

Engagement Ring

23 thoughts on “Macro Poem and Flashback

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  2. Love the macro, Teresa, and love the flashback. Darn people for intruding on our lovely reflective moments. Hope all is well with you and the farm.🙂

  3. Two poems in one! The mini/macro is an aha and longing experience with its photo and all of the year we have to look forward to. The second gave me grins and then a laugh at the end. I was a teacher who had private moments too, flashbacks and some flash forwards too. The kids are so funny.

  4. Reading your poem has left me wondering how many times a day we flashback to earlier moments in the day, week, month… life. I’m sure it happens so often we don’t even notice. This intimate flashback gives us a peek into our own lives, and relationship with the past.

  5. 🙂 Such a pretty poem, Teresa. I loved the mushy part. Mrs. Jim and I have going for us one thing with your poet in common, the sharing of the alarm clock. She had it for the first thirty years of our marriage and I’ve had it the last eleven.

    Your writing was so neat, the picture clinched it, “I was listening to a newlywed!” This is how I imagined working would be for one. Hard to keep the mind on the job.

  6. Loving your ring and bring brought back to earth by a fart and teenagers – a hard landing!

    Oh I love your photo, and thanks for sharing it with that well done micro poem.

  7. Ah, the sublime meets the all-too-real in this tale of that moment in time where we flash back to whatever pleases us most to escape some of the clutter and mundane trivia that would otherwise drive us round the bend. Lovely photo up top of the lily, too, Teresa.

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