Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday Platform Poem

 Small Lady in the Valley

There was this small lady who lived in the valley
  She was so very small they called her "you down there"
Her bed was very short though she needed not more
  Pippie, her miniature poodle slept there as well

One day she met this man, further down the valley
  he lived.  A crooked man by all means, he was bent
You would say he was bent from his elbows to his toes  
  Our Lady thought him weird, queer man if ever was

The two began to meld, Pippie took to him not
  Then came the day he moved in with our small lady.  
And her dog.  Pippie was moved to the closet, banned
  The bed, room for one, Our Lady, to the closet 

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Photos Copyright 2016 and 2011 and Poem Copyright 2016, © Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Top Photo (2016) -- Probably from our 2007 (2007 link 'a' ) (2007 link 'b') visit to Scotland, but not posted until this year.  It is an unusual semi-detached cottage situated next to a Church of Scotland chapel we found out in the country. The property must be over 100 years old and was probably was once the residence of the pastor or church beadle.

 - Bottom photo (2011) -- [large picture] [super sized] If you like art then go to Europe. We found this Cézanne original in the Lautrec Museum in Albi, France. It is by Paul Cézanne (1839 to 1906) and yes, he was pretty quirky. (For more of our trek to the Albi click here.)(Cézanne Wikipedia link)
Today I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at her post in the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform .   
  [http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-tuesday-platform_25.html ]

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At Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The painting is perfect for your quirky poem! How fun to visit your poetry blog again.

At Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:32:00 AM, Blogger Scatterbrain said...

I like this idea of matching a poem to a painting. Clever.

At Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:40:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

Poor puppy is demoted to second-best! Boo.

At Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:47:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for sharing this quirky tale.. I feel a bit sorry for Pippie.

At Wednesday, October 26, 2016 4:23:00 PM, Blogger Rommy said...

Aw! Poor Pippie!

At Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:22:00 PM, Blogger Linda said...

Awwwww....poor Pippie! Beautiful painting! :)

At Friday, October 28, 2016 7:27:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A cute recounting of this sad tale. (But it almost serves her right – never meld with someone the pets don't like!)


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