|Bursting with Pom Seeds |
(image by rmp, that's me)
The category is called Pom Seeds. A bit of background on how this new category came to be. It was the convergence of three different things. (1) I read a guest post on Poetic Asides by Sage Cohen. She talks about acorns, little tidbits of inspiration that come about yet don't quite have a home yet. (2) I automatically related this to something my colleagues use in the elementary school called seeds. Students create for seeds that they keep in a special journal. From these seeds they inevitably create stories and other writings. (3) Seeds made me think of a pomegranate, which I have been a bit obsessed with as of late. So much so that I used them in a recent poem (winds of change).
After all is said and done, seeds are how I originally learned of 'acorns' so I thought to stick with that terminology. As for the 'pom', as the poem mentions these seeds encased in their own individual kernels of fruit can be tangy, sweet, and tart. I'm not sure what will grow from my Pom Seeds. They may produces something exquisite sweet or maybe they'll inspire something with a little bite. Time will tell...