Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Flower Power

A little while ago, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at writing a sonnet. I had a bit of poetry phase going, and I thought it would be challenging to put some form to my flowing thoughts. Alas, the sonnet still eludes me, but the ramble is still knocking around in my head so I thought it may be time to temporarily vent.

Flowers are pretty amazing little things. They can grow almost anywhere.

Surrounded by rocks

Out of stagnant muck

On a volcano

In the desert

In a garden

It really doesn’t matter to them. They take nutrients from wherever they are, and bloom. What I love about them is that smell so good. It’s the first thing you do when you see a flower right? See what it smells like?

Here’s my deep thought for the day: Flowers change the atmosphere that surrounds them just by being what they were created to be.

I want to do that. To take something from whatever place I happen to be planted in, and change the atmosphere. Whether things are a little rocky, a little heated, or a little crappy…whether things seem stagnant, or dry, or perfect… to take it, work with it, and bloom where I’m planted…and make the world smell a bit better in the process.

I think that idea will make a great sonnet one day.


  1. "The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet."

    It's definately all about blooming where you're planted!
    Took me a lot longer than you to figure that out...way to go Regina!

  2. hmmm good luck with the Sonnet. Can't wait to read!

    And the flower power blog...they are amazing. Seriously when I get even a tiny bloom in my garden I am SO happy!