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Join in people - thanks to LanceB we can start and see how far we get with our verse game for garden produce.

Ogden Nash (his family gave their name to Nashville) was born on my birthday lucky man - or was it that I was born on his? Anyway he was born 19 August 1902 and died May 1971. He wote many books of poetry and is well known for his brief nonsensical and easy rhyming poetry as well as other writing.

Remember in another post I mentioned his 'parsely is gharsley' well, that was a typical Ogden Nash and here is another to do with food that he wrote ...

Celery

Celery, raw
Develops the jaw,
But celery, stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.

Now on another post LanceB came up with one about mint so let's see what you can write. Try to emulate Ogden in any way you can, but use a subject that pertains to container gardening and off you go!

Here is my first effort -

Strawberries

Strawberries and cream
Make tennis a dream.
But hitting the net
means a cup you'll not get!

Cheers now


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Be careful what you wish for, Zesty Lestie.

Snailing in Idaho

There once was a green-thumbed lad from Idaho.
Wow could he make things grow!
You'd think he would relish the state of the potato,
Or even a cherry of a tomato.
Rather, he'd prefer to slowly eschew on an escargot.- Ogden Shulman

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"Please Sir, can I have some more?" MORE? MORE? You want some more? Yes pleez.

Roses.

If there was one bloom
to choose for one groom
then I would say rosies
are a must for the posies.

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A Menagerie of Roses

A kindly gentleman caller was he,
As he would nurturingly say to she,
To me, your name is lovely Blue Roses,
For in my eyes,as all should see, you have outgrown the pleurosis.- Ogden Tennessee Shulman

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No pears please

I wouldn't dare
eat a prickly pear.
It has a sharp spine
and goes poorly with wine.


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Bird 'n Bees

Birds and bees
and a breeze in the trees
Makes a fine summer day...
So why don't I play?

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Courtship requires at least some effort

The indolent swain
eyed Jane in vain.
No rhymes, no ring,
no chocolates to bring –
not even a flower chain.
For he was too lazy
to pick a daisy.


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Love it Mona - thanks so much for playing too... okay

Pots and Pots and Pots

And now dear Madam do you realise just wot
it is that you can put in a pot?
Well in your pots of all different sizes
Go Plants and Flowers and Foods of all guises.

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Chard

I wish I could wax poetic about chard
As it verdantly grows in a container in our yard
But alas I am no bard
As rhyming is so hard
However, I can say that consuming much will retard
My becoming a tub of lard

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Chard Two

Chard is good. Chard's a should.
Chard on my plate if only I would
With Chard on the menu, now hear here and see
I'll do what I must to grow hellth-ee!

Thanks for playing, I am certainly smiling...


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