Layered Spices

Note: Bastet at Because We’re Poets gave us our first Photo Prompt (+ a few choice words): “We are going to work with Fire! The color of the fire element is red, its season is summer and hot weather, the sound is laughter, the smell is burnt, the emotions are joy and happiness, the taste is bitter (things like coffee, tea, certain green veggies) and it’s “faculty” is the power to feel sadness and pain for example through meetings and separations.”


© Shainbird

scraped down to ignite
food and souls in a solstice
of smiles and sorrows

Copyright © 2013 Shainbird. All rights reserved.

Please also experience other takes on this prompt: Candle Haiku by BaldyLaughter & Coffee by Bastet, Les Amants Nimes & Provence by Chris Breebaart, and Keeping My Eyes on the Sparrow by Jerry Stolarski. 

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"A lonely craftsman putting one word after another."
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17 Responses to Layered Spices

  1. Bastet says:

    Absolutely right on! Beautiful!

    • Shainbird says:

      Thank you Georgia! Thanks also for the multi-faceted prompt!

      • Bastet says:

        I’m glad you liked it and even happier what you did with it! 🙂

        • Shainbird says:

          Well I wasn’t going to turn one in (thinking I got a freebie with you using my ‘Fluent’ as an example, which I am honored by) but then when you wrote I told myself I’d try. Something wonderful happens when you are ‘prompted’, it ends up being somewhat of a collaboration. It causes you to swim away from your own ideas and explore the deep, unknown end, never knowing what you’ll end up writing or finding. What an education! Thanks Georgia!

          • Bastet says:

            That’s how I feel about it…I wish you’d put a comment like this on the challenge page, maybe help others to overcome their shyness. I love prompts and have learned so much over the past few months participating in them. I started doing the W.P. Photo challenge and just was amazed at how I started growing in a department that quite frankly I was never much interested in…now here I am with the We Drink team…making my own challenges…amazing!

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  6. yerpirate says:

    I think you’d like this challenge, and would write really good stuff!

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