Pondering Poetry

Note: Just in! See urgent Breast Action Cancer note at the very end.

We are leaving for vacation tomorrow, but I could not leave before posting these pictures of hydrangeas, a lovely flower that, according to my neighbor, is at its peak right now.  So here is a nonsense poem accompanied by hydrangeas.

I also added two other flowers I saw on my walk this week and this morning. One is a single calla lily and the other is simply listed as Lily in my Best Garden Plants for Pennsylvania, by Ilene Sternberg and Slidon Beck. (I posted this on Divorce Dayz, as well, because when your divorce is (ancient) history, I think that if you can write something nonsensical, you are beginning to regain your sense of humor.

Are you averse to a verse?

Do you like a rhyme that is terse?

Should the words actually trip

from your brain to your lip?

Is free verse poetry, or not?

Aren’t the unrhymed words just thoughts that you’ve got

rolling round in your brain

driving you insane

‘Til they’re plain words on a line?

Like the difference between grape juice and wine…

Both made from grapes, ’tis true….

But one’s a drink, the other, a brew

that takes time to ferment and age,

Like a poem thoughtfully rhymed on the stage

of your mind’s running wild…

or papers that you’ve filed.

So is a verse a verse, if it doesn’t rhyme?

Whether it’s a dollar or a dime

It’s still money, no?

If it’s a poem in your eyes, it’s a poem, if you say so!

P.S. According to my neighbor Marilyn, the color of the hydrangea develops as a result of the acidity in the soil, so one plant can have multiple colors because the acidity varies. Interesting fact!  Also, I took most of these early this morning, but only on the lavender lily can you see the dew drops and only on the single purple hydrangea can you see the soft, morning light. EnJOY the fleeting beauty of flowers!

Urgent Note: Just received an email about legislation in California to be decided tomorrow. Please go to: http://bcaction.org and take whatever action you can today! Thanx, ellensue

5 thoughts on “Pondering Poetry

  1. Yes, graduation was great, but hot! Just came back from Alaska but now in L.A. visiting Alan’s son and tomorrow my daughter Eileen who moved nearby.

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