What’s this? A bonus Reverie?
I had very curious dreams last night which I won’t share all the details of here, but I will say that the last one ended with me attending a very libertine kind of soirée. At one point, to gain admittance to the next chamber, one had to write a poem centering on a long branch bursting with leaves and flowers. Not only that, but the poem had to be abecedarian, with each line starting with a successive letter of the alphabet. My trick was that I was going to write each short line on the underside of a leaf, which I was sure what intrigue and impress the party throwers, and get me in. But like Coleridge, my alarm to get up for work dragged me into consciousness after I’d only gotten two lines in. Bummer.
(Also, my subconscious is now apparently poem-prompting me. Oy.)
But anyway, the lines I got were: A garden / begins with… So rather than just save this story as a curiosity, I thought I’d toss it into the blogosphere. Start a poem with the two-word line “A garden“, and the second line “begins with” followed by whatever you want. Third line should start with C, fourth with D, etc.; and the whole thing should be somehow garden-themed. Consider this a mini-challenge to celebrate the midpoint of the year; it’s all downhill from here.