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Thalictrum and Cimicifuga, Jonathan Galassi

29 Mar

Thalictrum and Cimicifuga, Jonathan Galassi

Thalictrum and Cimicifuga,
married for life:
“I love your filigreed purply curls.”
“I love your pompous white spikes.”

Look at them swaying there out in the wind,
bowed by the nastiest weather:
always reverting to genus
and always together.

This poem references two plant genera: Thalictrum and Cimicifuga, both from the family Ranunculaceae.   Each genus has numerous different species, literally hundreds.

My interpretation: Thalictrum and Cimicifuga enjoy a lasting love because they appreciate the differences between them.  Despite the pressures and challenges they face, when stressed so that their dissimilarities become wide or difficult they step up the ladder from their widest differences (species) and focus on their smallest differences, just below their common denominator/point of similarity/connection (genus).

I would love to hear your interpretation of this poem!.

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What’s This I See? It’s Not A Bee!

27 Mar

What’s This I See? It’s Not a Bee!

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What’s this I see?
It’s not a bee!
It skims the blossoms gracefully
and flies at sleepy summer’s pace
to each up-lifted flower’s face.

Oh ladybug I wish you joy
as you complete your garden chores.
I’d like to put aside my work
and join you in the out-of-doors!

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This joyful poem was printed on a tissue box.  The copyright reads:  © Irving Tissue, Inc. (Kimberly-Clark Tissue Company ®).  The author is not named.

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You might also like: Ladybug Love

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in time of daffodils (who know, e.e. cummings

13 Feb in time of daffodils

in time of daffodils (who know, e.e. cummings.

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in time of daffodils (who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why,remember how...

in time of all sweet things beyond

in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so(forgetting seem)..

in time of roses(who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if,remember yes.

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.in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,.
remember seek(forgetting find).

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and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me,remember me

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This post is a part of Word 4 Wednesday, TIME, which is hosted by the wonderful Garden Walk Garden Talk, a lovely blog which I encourage you to visit.  Other participating blogs include:

8. Timeless Remnants of Time

9. A Tale Of Two Gardens

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Attributions:
Poem by e.e. cummings
Photo taken by me durin yesterday’s trip to the Huntington Botanical Gardens.

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