Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Oh Lady D, how I cherish thee ~~ a Poem for Tuesday Platform


Oh Lady D, how I cherish thee
Unwittingly, thou passion's symbol 
Vineyard's safe keeper, of roses red, 
my vines of peanuts, and hibiscus

Nary a grape to be seen.  Beneath
your skirts perennial blossoms lurk
melons, tomatoes, and radishes

Guarded they are by your lingerers, 
heirs to your namesake, carrying it not
Without fail, every spring my tribute

Honoring you, comes to life planted
Planted among the daisies and corn 
See their beauty grow, dearest Scarecrow
Forever in my garden close by 
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Pictures and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2006 and 2017, All Rights Reserved
2006 Picture link, http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2006/10/halloween-wishes.html

I'm linked with Marian at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform ~~ http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-tuesday-platform.html

The Tuesday Platform is a free forum meaning we can post whatever poem we liked.  Her instructions: "Dear versifiers, minstrels, balladmongers, and bards! (I might be a versifier) Please share a poem, ditty, rhapsody, or dithyramb* in the Garden today.

I chose a dithyramb* to honor the Greek goddess, Demeter**.  Did you know that the common scarecrow is a leftover show of homage to her.  Of the early farmer's worship of the gods, only Demeter** seemed to be of help to their crops.  Little did they know her image in the fields was scaring away the animals and birds who preyed upon the vegetation and seed.

*Dithyramb noun: dithyramb; plural noun: dithyrambs --

a wild choral hymn of ancient Greece, especially one dedicated to Dionysus (I chose Demeter**); a passionate or inflated speech, poem, or other writing." (link)
**Demeter:  "Demeter was a peace-loving deity and the source of all growth and life; she was the goddess who provided all nutrition on the earth and taught mortals how to cultivate the earth and ease life. Demeter was most appreciated for introducing wheat to mankind, making man different from animals." (link)

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Saturday, March 04, 2017

A Flash 55 poem for the weekend -- Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping
Isn't favorite thing to do
Math I've learned helps me not

Took my dolly too
Stopped at the Starbucks
Will coffee stunt our growth

Green things I don't eat
Red isn't much better
Do cookies rot my teeth

I went with Mother
She'll spend one quarter for me
What makes the onion cry

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Pictures and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2014 and 2017, All Rights Reserved
I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Play it Again Toads !, link is http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/03/play-it-again-toads.html 

I chose her first option for a Flash 55 poem.  It turned out also to have an option for it to be a Zen Poem with 55 words of which I'm not real good.  So I'm playing Kerry's prior request of Saturday, May 2, 2015.  It seems that I posted three poems for that day's call, none of which was a very good Zen poem.  The link is http://withrealtoads.blogspot.co.za/2015/05/flash-55-plus.html  I do have exactly 55 Words, with a questioning view and  a set of four Senryū verses which the Zen like.

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Dégas
The same may go for poetry? (whatever, I enjoy painting with the words!)

Pictures previously posted here: (on a visit around at the Borough Market in London and in Vauxhall, London, U.K. in 2014--while visiting our daughter and granddaughter and SIL there while they were living for five years in London). http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-quiz-whats-your-favorite-eleven.html

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