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On planting flowers : a word-list sonnet

On planting flowers
by Robert Stone
I helped my mother plant some tulips once,
we stationed them along a front yard walk,
no care how hard the ground might mark us dunce,
kaleidoscope of colors was our talk.

No collywobbles were disturbing peace,
some tinkles might have been but far away,
no excise cost excising dirt's release,
when ripping stubborn dirt caused skin to fray,

Those tulips came up year by year to bloom
and slightly raised our station gardenwise
but care was lacking meaning most met doom
until kaleidoscope was mono-prize.

Sometimes I ruminate on planting flowers
but finger aches from yesteryear have powers.

~ Robert Stone, 30 March 2017
Word List: tulip - station - care - kaleidoscope - collywobbles - tinkle - excise - rip - ruminate - yesteryear

These ten words were chosen by the audience at the February meeting, Poetry in the Boro, Murfreesboro

This story was posted on 2017-03-31 05:46:25
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