Poetry is the P in N-P-K

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  1. Eve von Paradis

    Eve von Paradis Active Member

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    HELLO everyone,

    I would like to start a thread that marries all things gardening with original literary writing (be it prose/poetry/limericks/anecdotes). So feel free to express yourself!
     
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  2. Eve von Paradis

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    Can you solve this riddle?

    What is good for eating , but yet can't be eaten;
    What is used for drinking, but yet can't be drunk out of?

    (hint: a common weed)
     
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    Re: Can you solve this riddle?


    A Pitcher Plant ??? :)

    Marion
     
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    Buttercup. ?
     
  5. Eve von Paradis

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    Re: Can you solve this riddle?

    oh, interesting. I'm not familiar with a Pitcher Plant. Unfortunately, it only fulfills the 2nd part of the statement. not the first. :)
    Check out togata57's answer!!
     
  6. Eve von Paradis

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    Ode to Buttercup

    O Deceitful one, crawling on your belly
    smothering all in your path.

    You fill your cups with Fool's Gold
    shimmering in the sunlight,
    promising abundance
    Dazzling us with your toxic beauty.


    O Ranunculus repens,
    O Creeping Death!
    Your crowfoot leaves stampede through my garden
    Leaving only a bitter taste of Love gone wrong.
     
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    The Seduction of Fall

    The Wind undresses the trees
    The birds embarrassed
    head South.
     
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    "The earth laughs in flowers"



     

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    Oooh, nice. What---no squirrels in Vancouver??? My tulips never get that far...the s. regard them as their personal salad bar!
    Nice photo. Sigh.Makes me long for springtime!
     
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    "So many seeds ~ so little time"



    These shots might make you long even more, Togata...


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    What are the blue and white flowers just visible in first photo and #2 of second group? I'm guessing some kind of hyacinth action. ???
     
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    "Plant smiles, grow giggles, harvest love"




    Yes they are my hyacinths...


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    Oh lovely! Emerson!!
    Thanks Hollyberry Lady for the cheery Spring photos to accompany your quotes!! :)
     
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    "One is nearer to God in a garden than anywhere else on Earth"



    You're welcome! Thank you, for starting this terrific thread.


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    Hello everyone,

    I'm glad for some active participation!!

    How about taking it a bit further: Let's create a collaborative poem! I'm gonna begin one line, and someone adds to it, and someone else, and so on and so forth. Let's see where this takes us!! It's for fun so no fixed style here. Just keep it garden/nature related.

    Okay, here it goes.....
     
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    The morning mist hangs heavy in Fall
     
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    , and the air is crisp and cool.


    : )
     
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    My heart sinks in my chest
     
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    as I hear a twig snapping behind me!!!!!


    : o
     
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    The cracking voice of Fall whispers, "Winter comes..."
     
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    sending a bitter chill through my soul, and
     
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    the trees begin to weep leaves for me
     
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    , showering down an array of colors fluttering in the wind.
     
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    Listen...
    With faint dry sound,
    Like steps of passing ghosts,
    The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees
    And fall.

    ---Adelaide Crapsey
     
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    That is lovely, Togata!


    Are we still doing the story/poem?



    "Happiness held is a seed. Happiness shared is the flower"


     

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