Egg

blossom in an egg photoart
egg – photoart & poem – ©2018 Laura Granby

it’s all wrapped up
this birth, budding
in secret corridors
swollen fallopians
bellies blossoming
sakura of soft pink
skin-creased sorrows
fall in a fruity flush
fleshed out to rot
annular imperfection
ring cycle of an ovoid
is egg, yoked to hope
Easter’s iconic trope

Joining Kim’s quadrille in which 44 words surround a timely, festive Egg

53 Comments on “Egg

    • thank you for this clever play on words Paul that completely passed me by when I wrote this i.e. can hear oestrus too

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    • a mish-mash of spring birth – thanks Bjorn

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  1. “bellies blossoming sakura of soft pink”… sigh.. such a gorgeous, gorgeous write!💖

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  2. Wow, Laura, this is such a rich egg, full of imagery! I especially enjoyed: ‘budding in secret corridors’ and the sibilance and alliteration in:
    ‘sakura of soft pink
    skin-creased sorrows
    fall in a fruity flush’.
    The end couplet is perfect.

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    • Spring has rather stirred my moribund imagination into something more fecund! Lovely words – thank you Jane

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    • thanks Frank – its that imperfection I think that creates the cycle – maybe life is striving for the perfection it will never reach?!

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    • Thank you Sarah – this one was led by the picture

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  3. Now that was fun to recite…vivid images created by…

    ‘it’s all wrapped up
    this birth, budding
    in secret corridors
    swollen fallopians
    bellies blossoming
    sakura of soft pink’

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    • Glad to hear Donna that it gave voice – many thanks for reading

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    • thanks Jo – (you seem to have found me via Facebook?)

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    • love that word ‘paean’ – thank you!

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    • my favourite too – thanks for noticing

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  4. Yes! I’m all about spring fertility and birth poems and yours is so rich in words and motion. The image is beautiful, too.

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    • interesting how you picked up on the motion which is hidden within and by the egg

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  5. Loved how you created the imagery. Birth waiting in egg !
    And, how the spring brings in hope and makes us alive 🙂

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    • yes it is that coming back to life feeling so resonant of Spring – and Easter

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  6. Love the image…….love the birthing images within the words. I always love spring….when winter disappears and heavy winter coats disappear on the streets and suddenly there are women with swollen bellies whose pregnancies had been hidden by that cold season’s wear 🙂

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    • still hanging on to coats with the return of some chill for Easter but regardless the birth of the year is here coupled with a death and resurrection

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  7. The image and your write are so beautiful. Love that pink, pink, pink!

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  8. I especially like this…..
    “it’s all wrapped up
    this birth, budding
    in secret corridors”
    New growth transpiring behind closed doors that we perhaps take for granted.

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    • well observed and understood Mish – you have the heart of a poet!!

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