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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Goldfinch Good Bye

A flock of goldfinch
in the blown broom sage
gone to seed
like blooming sunflowers
on a gray day.

    This is a wonderful time of year as birds, plants and people get ready for the winter.  What things do you do to get ready for the cold?  Can you write a poem about that today?  (If you live in the Southern Hemisphere you're getting ready for warm summer weather and will have a very different poem.) No matter what you write today, have fun.

Writing is an adventure to take us in many directions.


  1. So lovely, that 'blooming sunflowers/on a gray day", Joy. We have warm weather again, till the weekend, then snow. No flowers any more though. I get ready for winter by staying outside as much as I can before it's really, really cold!

  2. Lovely simile, Joy. I love your creative eye!

    The only change of season image that comes to mind is lawnmowers converted to mulching machines or stored away until next summer.