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#20 NaPoWriMo


APRIL 20 — Here is my poem #20 for National Poetry Writing Month, composed in response to a prompt on ReadWritePoem: write about a hero.



Among the grandiloquent tulips, the ravishing sprays of roses, the coquettish prom corsages,

Among the pricey daily bouquets of carnations and asters, the splendidly bundled gladiolas,

Among the fragrant ribboned wreaths for Mother’s Day and the granite water-nymph fountains

Sits the one small still green dish for a single bonsai tree, all the more heroic for its modesty.


by Therese L. Broderick




About ThereseLBroderick

Independent community poet living in Albany, New York USA.

4 responses »

  1. Therese,
    Love Bonsai’s. Beautifully written.


  2. I appreciate your poem is not about a human.
    nice job


  3. A very different, refreshing angle, Therese.


  4. What a beautiful description. Modesty is heroic. Bravo.


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