Friday, March 06, 2015

'Vegies' and 'More' by Toril -- another Challenge poem

Toril and Tully Collaboration "Beety Babies" 24 x 36

and all
Some vegetables I eat 
 Husk shell, eat seed or greens 
Others, the other way
Eat their roots, trash the tops
Life is like that, I know
Values, pride is the guide

The seeds are important 
Offspring their legacy
Some worry where'd they come
Of their roots they are proud

Balanced diet I try
Like my roots, love the seeds

Toril and Tully "Carrot-eristics" -- Tully and Toril Collaboration "Garlicscape"
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Poem Copyright, ©  2015 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
Pictures are of paintings by Toril and Tully that Margaret posted.  Read about Tori here
 Today I am linked with Margaret at the Real Toads,
 Artistic Interpretations with Margaret "-- " Art with Toril
 - From the link above:  "Tori 'currently resides in LaFarge, Wisconsin, and manages a small farm, Second Cloud on the Left Farm, with her husband Drew and her parents. The farm specializes in growing all heirloom, endangered, and rare varieties of produce.'" 
 - Besides these 'tops and root veggies' I like Toril's "The Emperor's New Sweater" (18 x 18) and her "Old Friends" (20 x 20) the best.  See these and more at Margaret's link.

Note:  My 'roots' are European, Manx (Isle of Man), English, German.  My 'seeds' are:  five (5) kids (three sons, two daughters); six (6) grandchildren; and two (2) great-grandchildren with another (1) due in April.

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At Friday, March 06, 2015 7:24:00 PM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Hey Jim, congrats on all the seeds and the 42 years of heaven! You are lucky to be at peace with both sides--k.

At Friday, March 06, 2015 7:27:00 PM, Blogger Jennifer Wagner said...

Seeds are definitely important...congrats on yours!

At Friday, March 06, 2015 7:38:00 PM, Blogger Debi Swim said...

"Like my roots, love the seeds"... the seeds make it all worthwhile. Congrats on a new one in April : )

At Friday, March 06, 2015 7:51:00 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Really, you should try the greens too! But I laugh without foundation, this poem carries wisdom about the origins and the outcome that I share.

At Saturday, March 07, 2015 12:38:00 AM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

What a beautiful amalgamation of simple things of life and yet very intense and thought provoking:)

At Saturday, March 07, 2015 4:48:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

There is much wisdom on your metaphor - a balanced life is the key.

At Saturday, March 07, 2015 12:13:00 PM, Blogger C.C. said...

"Like my roots, love the seeds"---oh, that is so heartfelt and deep. Love it.

At Saturday, March 07, 2015 2:56:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

an between the roots and seeds we just are.. love your take on this Jim

At Sunday, March 08, 2015 4:21:00 AM, Blogger hyperCRYPTICal said...

I think much wisdom in your words too. Balance is the thing.
Anna :o]

At Monday, March 09, 2015 12:43:00 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

I like the truth in this and on the literal level...beets are great...the greens are good, too!! :)


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