Friday, July 29, 2016

Poetry Friday -- Today's Lesson




today's lesson 
persistence, by chicory 
(if mown, bloom low)


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016




Margaret has today's Poetry Friday roundup at Reflections on the Teche.



22 comments:

  1. Love it, Mary Lee!

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  2. Ha! These lovely flowers are all over the place here in upstate NY - they are mown down by the side of the road one day...and gaily back (thought smaller) the next. That's the spirit!

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  3. Anonymous9:47 AM

    Grinning.

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  4. Anonymous10:43 AM

    Ooh, I like that!

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  5. A lesson for us, too? I am often in awe of the evolutionary qualities. Beautful, Mary Lee!

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  6. Keep blooming, Mary Lee! Love this lesson in persistence.

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  7. They are proof summer has arrived. :-)

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  8. Wonderful lesson from small purple flowers (chicory, it is). Thanks for teaching me persistence and flower Identification (all on Poetry Friday).

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  9. Love these resilient little flowers and your matching poem.

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  10. Taking note! God bless these determined little buggers.

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  11. Mary Lee, you created a wonderful #imagepoem. the photo is clear and full of verve while the poem holds a strong message. I hope you consider offering an #imagepoem for my summer gallery, Summerscapes.

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  12. Clever poem! Love the photo too.

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  13. Anonymous7:27 AM

    My grandmother always called these flowers cornflowers, maybe because they bloom around the same time the corn ripens. Whatever you call them, their persistence can't be denied!

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  14. I love it! They are such a beautiful color.

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  15. Oh you sent me to investigate this one. We don't have these lovelies!

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  16. Chicory! It's the root we use for coffee-like effects, isn't it? "They go low; we go high."

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  17. Reminds me of the lawn dandelions! They get shorter and shorter blooming. Resistant, insistent and persistent!

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  18. Ha! Love it. I think we have a new way to encourage our kids: "Be chicory!"

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  19. Mary Lee, I just had to stop back to add that your comment to Ruth on her Odysseus post was so touching!

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  20. 'Persistence' indeed! Must. Be. Chicory. =)

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