Sunday, October 07, 2012

One Single Impression: Scarecrow

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Scarecrow

love goddess Athtart*
wobbly bones and tattered look
direct descendant
fertility its forté
friend of tomatoes on vine
 
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This week's prompt, scarecrow, was suggested by Joanne of 4Joy 
Find more poems using ''scarecrow" prompt word at One Single Impression
Posted for Real Toads Open Link Monday

*Athtart: "Consort and reztrainer of Baal, Athtart was a benevolent goddess of sexuality, passion, creativity, and fertility, and chief goddess of Tyre, Sidon and Byblos." About.com; Ancient / Classical History
Per Paul Harvey, "Rest of the Story," early farmers placed statuettes of the various gods and goddesses in their fields to insure a better crop yield. It seemed that the goddesses of love and fertility were the ones that produced the results. Thinking that this worked, and not knowing that the seed and produce eating birds were scared away, they were the only ones left in the fields. From them the practice of scarecrows evolved. No reference, I heard this on the radio a few years back.

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18 Comments:

At Sunday, October 07, 2012 4:02:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

That was excellent. Enjoyed it.

 
At Sunday, October 07, 2012 5:24:00 AM, Blogger Lisa at Greenbow said...

Some are goddesses of the garden. Fun.

 
At Sunday, October 07, 2012 5:31:00 AM, Blogger Harshad Mehta said...

A nice piece. Enjoyed it. Thanks.

 
At Sunday, October 07, 2012 5:32:00 AM, Blogger Harshad Mehta said...

I like imagination here.

 
At Sunday, October 07, 2012 6:00:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Despite it's straw make-up, it does its job. True enough! Nicely Jim!

Hank

 
At Sunday, October 07, 2012 7:06:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

The 2 soft toys are so cute. Are they Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Dr Jim? :)

Thank you so much for your suggestion of getting the Krispy Kreme donuts fresh piping hot from the "factory" when the first outlet is opened in Singapore next year. Hopefully, a new outlet will be opened near your home again.

 
At Sunday, October 07, 2012 7:48:00 AM, Blogger Sandra said...

"friends of tomatoes..." lovely!

 
At Sunday, October 07, 2012 11:20:00 AM, Blogger Green Speck said...

Tomatoes' friends ... wow :-)

 
At Sunday, October 07, 2012 1:56:00 PM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

enjoyed the poem, just adore the 'mouse' duo


much love...

 
At Sunday, October 07, 2012 3:58:00 PM, Blogger vivinfrance said...

Great words and pictures

 
At Monday, October 08, 2012 2:39:00 PM, Blogger Grace said...

Nice one Jim ~ Happy autumn to you ~

 
At Monday, October 08, 2012 2:52:00 PM, Blogger Jinksy said...

Well, learn something every day...

 
At Monday, October 08, 2012 7:05:00 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

Charming poem and the pictures are
a wonderful treat.

 
At Tuesday, October 09, 2012 4:19:00 AM, Blogger J Cosmo Newbery said...

Plus a massacre at the OK Pumpkin Coral by the looks of it.

 
At Tuesday, October 09, 2012 1:43:00 PM, Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

Hey Jim! Great to see you here mingling with the Toads.
Enjoyed this very much.
K

 
At Tuesday, October 09, 2012 7:08:00 PM, Blogger The Write Girl said...

What a festive poem and photos. Hope you enjoy the October season Jim.

 
At Friday, October 12, 2012 3:15:00 PM, Blogger Kathie Brown said...

Interesting information. Nice use of the prompt and cute pics!

 
At Friday, October 12, 2012 3:18:00 PM, Blogger Kathie Brown said...

I have found that if I don't allow anonymous commenters I do not get spammed too often. You would think that blogger could come up with a simple yet effective format for word verification. I go to another person's blog where all you have to do is check a box to prove you are not a robot and then post your comment. simple and effective!

 

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