Traditional Plantings...

"Mama, what are you doing?" the child asked.

"Why, I'm making a flower garden," the mother replied, "So we can enjoy beautiful, colourful flowers, plus all the bees and insects that the flowers will attract."

The child paused, then spoke. "I'd like, too, to plant."

"The sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace would be just right," smiled the mother. "For that would be perfectly suitable for you to plant, as you smell like honey and peace too!"

With the mother gently guiding her, the child giggled and reached for the trowel to dig the dirt in preparation for the plantings.

As Spring turned into Summer the flower garden was ablaze with colour and fragrance.

The mother and child walked hand in hand viewing their handiwork.

"Look!" the child exclaimed. "There are my honey peas!"

And so, the name took root and grew...



Sanaa at dverse poets has prompted us to write a 144 word prosery which must include the following line: “I’d like, too, to plant the sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace.” from the poem, “What I would like to grow in my Garden.” by Katherine Riegel.

The sentence may be broken up but without words added in between.

Here is the link: Plantings




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