so much depends

a pink and yellow

curled by fall

above the vivid

So goes an homage to William Carlos Williams.

I need a break from the heavy kind of writing.  Today’s prompt asked us to tip our hats to someone else’s style, so I decided to describe my photograph through favorite writers’ voices.

Perhaps a sampling in the style of my beloved Jose Saramago?

We see the farmers’ market from a distance and think, Ah, the flowers, for they peek out from buckets and dot the hill with startling color as deep and bright as the leaves which are swirling to the ground, and yet the girl in sneakers steps past them, without noticing, and asks the shopkeeper, How much for a gourd.  The gourds are merely decorative, they are not for sale, but what of these pastel flowers, so rare and beautiful in this season.  Wait, do you hear that. The dogs not barking, yes, I do.    

And it’s hard to go wrong with something Suessian:

I do enjoy this flowery space.

But would you want them in a vase?

Or pressed up to your nasal space?

Not near my nose, for I’d get sneezy.

Not in a vase: I’d still be queasy.

Should I press them in a book?

Or behind glass, where you still can look?

I think that we should let them be,

I blame it on my allergy.


Author: Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She attended law school near the the banks of the Charles River and loves that dirty water; she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2023 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.

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