And now, for our prompt.  It’s Friday, and writing poems isn’t easy! So let’s give ourselves a break with a simple prompt today. Poets have been writing about flowers since, oh, the dawn of time. So today, I challenge you to add your own poem to this long tradition, by finding a flower, and versifying in its honour. Happy writing!

A simple prompt, and a simple poem in response.  Not all poems have to be long!

Oh, flower of Scotland

Feisty lady with purple punk hair
you have spiky edges to your leaves:
beware the prickle
of the thistle.