If a rosebud could talk,
Would it hum like the bees?
Or would the petals soft whisper, be lost to the breeze.
If a seashell could talk,
Would it crash like a wave?
Telling off all the mermaids, who didn’t behave.
If a feather could talk,
Would it sing through the night?
Calling out to the bird, who had lost it in flight.
If I could talk to them all
Then so quiet I’d stay,
For if we would just listen, imagine what they might say.
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #20
Sioban says: When I looked at this prompt I originally pondered the connection to each other – nature. Then, what do these things symbolise? What do they ‘say to me’? Then I thought what would they SAY to me and that led to this.