I wonder what you see…

#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge on the first Monday of every odd month, followed by the publication of a winning response the first Monday of the next month.

INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to the image and scene below:

bleeding heart

SCENE: All day long in the garden. Raspberries transplanted, a new rose bush set in place, the ground tilled and seeds placed in long lines and covered: 1 inch, ½ inch, ¼ inch depths. The bleeding heart bush has doubled in size after several days of rain. A chorus of birds offers a playlist on repeat as the work advances. Dirt is under every fingernail. Tending a garden is like tending to a poem. The labor causes the heart to strengthen.

RESPONSE: Combining the sensory information in the scene/photo above with your own experience/imagination, write a short poem or paragraph in response. Sarah Gibson (Folded Word Features Editor) will select one response to be highlighted on the blog next month. Enter your poem/paragraph in the form below no later than 21:00 Eastern on June 30, 2018. The winning response will be announced on July 4, 2018, and its author sent $5 via PayPal. Winning authors residing in countries for which PayPal accounts are unavailable may select a chapbook from Folded Word’s in-stock titles as a prize.



dt.haase is a haiku poet, regular contributor to unFold, and a wanderer for wonder


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