Sunday, March 17, 2013

CDLXXXI - Idle Green Thoughts


dVerse Poets asks us to write something that draws on the colour green.

Idle Green Thoughts
St Patrick’s Day

I
“It isn’t easy being green”
Said a frog of some renown.
But then most frogs are a different shade,
A motley type of brown.

II
My compost is another case,
It’s ‘green’ but clearly ain’t.
Dulux would say it’s ‘Tuscan Plains’
In gloss and low sheen paint.

III
Some things really should not be green,
Like leftovers and their ilk,
Found several weeks later on,
Way back behind the milk.

IV
My grass is green, a lovely green,
And taller by the hour.
Except when dried and crisp and brown
Or the weeds are all in flower.

V
The Irish love to raise a pint
On March the seventeenth.
Imagine how much dye is used
To turn a Guinness greenth.

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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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25 comments:

  1. haha...some nice humor mixed in with these...ewww....on the leftovers....that might just move me to clean the fridge tomorrow....and the grass...guess we can have it both ways eh....and guess i will be mowing again soon...smiles..

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  2. So so clever! Really enjoyed! k.

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  3. The last two made me smile.

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  4. Great last rhyme "greenth"!

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  5. Guiness is foul, and green Guinness unimaginably so. Big smiles for the green thought today, and thank you.

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  6. Smiles....how beautifully green glided through the poem and slipped into different pockets!Lovely..

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  7. Oh, this is so delightfully amusing!

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  8. ...i croak bigtime at the 4th... smiles...

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  9. "greenth" -- ouch. Sounds like you've had a bit too much Irish cheer when composing these!

    Good fun, thanx.

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    1. I'm happy
      you're happy
      that he's happy

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  10. haha...i prefer my guiness in its natural color..smiles...fun take on the prompt..thanks fo the smile

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  11. Love the green colors ~ Here, we celebrate with a hearty, Top of the Morning to you ~

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  12. Ha, yes the green furthest in the back of the fridge I can live without.. and making Guinness green is not possible I think...

    ;

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  13. I'm green with envy!

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  14. Loved all your takes on 'green.' You've captured the green spirit in each verse.

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  15. "greeneth" sounds so much finer than green, me thinks! :)

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  16. A delightful foray into greenishness that made me laugh out loud. Thank you.

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  17. Very enjoyable green verse... loved those greenie things growing in the back of the fridge. :)

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  18. It's only the day *after* St. Pats that all the Irish are green....:)

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  19. Chuckles, Cosmo! You brought in lots of green lovelies!

    Hank

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  20. Love greenth - very inventive :)
    Typo - there's no k in renown.

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  21. Love your rhyme, love your description, love your mind.

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