Never Give Up!

I am a plant
A seed hidden deep
My roots spread
Intertwine with chaos…and hungry
Random and unseen
Strength gathers
Fruit blooms in its season
Winter is long Four images to inspire a poem. I chose the one above. Titles are removed so as to inspire your imagination.
You may write an ekphrastic poem in the purest sense, describing the image; or you may simply be motivated by the image and, letting it stir your imagination, write a poem that in some way, connects to the image. by Catrin Welz Stein.

Write a poem motivated by one of Catrin Welz-Stein’s images. Include the image in your post. Be sure to give credit to Ms. Welz-Stein and embed or include her website as well:

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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13 Responses to Never Give Up!

  1. lillian says:

    I love this first-person response to this wonderful image. I am a plant…..strength gathers….fruit blooms….winter is long. Yet I get the feeling the winter is a time for hibernating, not dying and this hope will gather strength and bloom again. A lovely response to the artwork!

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  2. Grace says:

    Winter is long indeed. I wait for the blooming and the fruits in the coming season.


  3. rothpoetry says:

    I love your poem with more than one meaning. Winter does get long while waiting to bloom!


  4. Ingrid says:

    We need strength to get through the long winter but hope blooms anew with the spring!


  5. robtkistner says:

    The prompt image you chose was very well expressed Mary, fine writing. I really like these Welz-Stein artworks.

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  6. I love how you gather strength for the spring… winter night sleep is needed.


  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    Winter IS long, but fruit blooms in its season. The promise to which we cling!


  8. memadtwo says:

    Hibernation…beautifully expressed. (K)


  9. sanaarizvi says:

    This is incredibly evocative. We are in for a long winter which we will hopefully survive as the promise of fruit blooms and lingers. 💝


  10. Dora says:

    I like the way you make it personal, and intimate, leaving us with that last hint of foreboding about winter.


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