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The Life Story of Bananas: FOTD May 12, 2020

To read the life story of this giant banana blossom, click on each photo. The photos will enlarge and the story is told in the captions.


For Cee’s FOTD prompt.

The Harvest

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The Harvest

Most of my lifetime, I’ve gone for the “zing,”
Excitement and novelty were my main thing.
I wrung out of life all the juice I could wring–—
all the diversions existence could bring,
constantly reaching out for the gold ring.

Life without change seemed pointless and dull.
I wanted my life without any lull,
so I greedily sucked all the fruit from its hull,
finding on my own what I needed to cull—
which things I should keep and which to annul.

As I fell to the ground after soaring the skies,
I sorted successes from my mere tries.
I learned from my tendencies to aggrandize,
gave up on false dreams to follow the wise,
and sometimes I managed to capture the prize.

Only now as my life has finally unwound
have I gained some perspective and finally found
that all those wild oats I have sown may be ground
to release all the lessons so carefully bound.
What is seeded in ounces may yield by the pound.


The three prompts today are “zing, pointless and wise.” . Here are their links:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colorful Monotones

The Prompt: 90 percent of each photo must be in one color.022 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA P4020373 P4020376 DSCF1667 DSCF1367