Cradled in a teacup, her infused dream
intertwines and rises with fragrant steam.
She drowsily waits for lips to press
porcelain and savour the sweetness
of flowers of jasmine, lotus and hibiscus,
unfurling below the liquid meniscus.
Kim M. Russell, 2018
Lillian’s back from her global travels and hosting today’s Poetics with a fantastic picture prompt! She tells us that, like me, she is always on the lookout for unique cards for birthdays and anniversaries, and note cards that are blank inside; she keeps a stash in a box in her desk – I have a special box for mine too!
She says that some months ago, while digging through her box of cards, she came across one with a surreal picture on the front, which gave her pause, drew her into the image and made her imagination wander.
The artist’s name is Catrin Welz-Stein and she has given permission for us to use four of her images for today’s Poetics prompt, which is to write a poem, any form and any length, using one of the four images. We MUST give credit to the artist somewhere in our posts, which I am doing here: Image by artist Catrin Welz-Stein, featured at
What a difficult choice that was, as I love all the images!