Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DMC: "Beauty in Disguise" by Cindy Breedlove


Brown and dry,
they look like weeds.
But there is promise
in their seeds.
Wrapped up tight
to take the cold—
next year's flowers
now on hold.

© 2017 Cindy Breedlove. All rights reserved.

Click HERE to read this month's interview with Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books, divisions of Lerner Publishing Group. Her challenge this month is to write a poem that finds beauty in something that is not usually considered beautiful.

Post your poems on our November 2017 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, November 24th. One lucky participant will win a copy of The Sun Played Hide-and-Seek: A Personification Story by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Carol Crimmins, and published by Millbrook Press earlier this year.


  1. This poem is also like a seed, Cindy— a tiny little package that blooms in my imagination. Nicely done!

  2. Just right for thinking in a new way about these seeds. I love the "now on hold"

  3. I love this! Perfect example of hidden beauty. Nicely done!

  4. Very cute. I especially like "But there is promise in their seeds." Thanks for the poem.

  5. Thank you for your kind comments!