Thursday, January 18, 2018

Planting time ~~ a Poem


Plant a tree for Grandmother

We'll plant a tree in Grandmother's garden
We'll plant it were she can see
We'll pick a fine one for our Grandmother
One with limbs so strait and green

We'll pick a tree for Grandmother's garden
We'll pick a small tree to grow
With Grandmother we'll watch it grow up tall
Tall to brave the wind and rain
We'll pick a fruit tree for Grandma's garden
We'll pick one to bear her fruit
We'll pick a fruit tree for our Grandmother
An apple or an orange

We'll help pick the fruit from Grandmother's tree
We'll pick some fruit just for her
We'll make a fruit pie for our Grandmother
She'll be happy when she eats

Children plant a tree for your Grandmother
You'll make her happy indeed
Every grandmother loves her grandchildren
Please plant her a tree today
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Photo and Poem Copyright, © 2006 and 2018 Jimmiehov respectively, All Rights Reserved
 - Photo was previously posted Sunday, August 06, 2006 (Adi and Jonah's trees) 

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My little Eliot book -- a Poem

Book of Cats

A time for living, a time for dying
Words of Solomon old and wise

I'll take Eliot today, Cats are fine
Love my Eliot from eBay  

I have no cat but my Eliot's fine
Cost fifty cents, he's on my shelf 

My little gem of 1939 
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

A quote, With Cats, some say, one rule is true:
Don’t speak till you are spoken to ..."

Alas, like the Bible proverbial
I'll read it soon, one of these days  

Aside, Eliot's cat poem has made Broadway.  
Have you seen "Cats", the Broadway show?
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"Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. It is the basis for the musical Cats. Eliot wrote the poems in the 1930s, and included them, under his assumed name "Old Possum", in letters to his godchildren." 
2.  My edition "features pen-and-ink drolleries by Edward Gorey throughout." Amazon dot Com  Mine is used and was 50 cents, post paid from an eBay seller.)
3.  'A quote, “With Cats...' Good Reads 

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Bad News Poem

Mother's Silver Dollar
Other night I had this dream
Scream help but there wouldn't be
Got me! I screamed, no avail
So afraid, wanting to cry
tu prie,* don't tell my mother
Cover your dare I'll give in
Driven, Mon's treasure in hand
Underhand throw went askew
Into the Potomac, gone

Yon remains Washington's feat
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Photo and Poem Copyright, © 2018 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Photo of the Potomac River was taken from the Georgetown University campus
 - I'm writing with Marian at the Imaginary Garden, at this link,  
 - Go there to see her writing's and referred help for writing Chained Rhyme form.  I did keep it though also written in Syllabic (seven) form
 - Notes:
   *"tu prie" definition: French for "you pray"
   I followed the rule for the form but too me it came out being a real dud.
   It also has exactly 55 words with the title, qualifying it to be a 'flash poem' but too late this morning to qualify for January 12's entry of Verse Escape.  Next week.

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