Monday, July 04, 2011

CCXXXI - The Green Grassy Patch


The Green Grassy Patch

The forests are a shady and welcoming place
With glens and secretive clearings.
The green velvet looks
Of these grass-filled nooks
Make the woods all the more endearing,
Make the woods all the more endearing.

Deep in these woods, the birds would sing
Songs of the eggs they would hatch.
They would twitter above as
Some lust filled lovers
Looked for the perfect patch
Perfect patch
As they looked for the perfect patch.

They found a clearing away from the path,
Where no-one they felt would pass.
All that was left
When they redressed
Was an imprint of her bum in the grass,
In the grass,
Was in imprint of her bum in the grass.

Now, the birds of course had seen it before
This couple were far from the first.
But they sensed in the duet
That an egg had been set
They swelled with a pride that could burst
Could burst,
Swelled with a pride that could burst.

© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery

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  1. This is very charming, J Cosmo.
    I'm hoping her bum stayed tickless and chiggerless though.

  2. Oh dear J Cosmo,this poem is so sweet and filled with lovely imagery of green and shade, birds singing and beauty...such a romantic place for a love duet ... but only her 'bottom' print left in the grass?
    I am sure I would leave much more damage than that. :)

    xoxoxo ♡

  3. I love the image you have used, it looks like a beautiful place! :)

    xoxoxo ♡

  4. AnonymousJuly 05, 2011

    Yeah, I'd have grass stains ALL OVER! Love this... is there a name for this form you used? Please let me know, Cosmo. Very melodic and sweet. Amy

  5. Sharplittlepencil: I don't know that the form has a name. It owes something to the structure of Edward Lear's Owl and the Pussycat. I try to vary my style around a bit with limericks being the 'homebase' when all other inspiration fails. Thank you for your comments.

  6. Good to see you back and acting the bard. Not enough rhyming in the world.

  7. You have a beautifully fresh and almost childlike wonder about how you see the world and describe it to us - and I mean that in a good way - makes me want to strap on a pair of boots and go out exploring with is lilting and dances off the page..Jae

  8. I liked this ... and the repeating at the end. Sigh.

  9. Yes, Yes. A charming and witty poem - sylvan and lilting. I like the repetition, as you say yourself, rather Edward Learish.

  10. ha thoroughly enjoyed this...some fun in the words...and foans comment made me snort...glad goddess pointed me thi way today...

  11. "Tale as old as time" with a fresh twist. It's a song, for sure.

  12. Laughing...a bright and cheerful verse, a bright and cheerful verse. Loved this. :)

  13. Terrific post, words like nooks, patch, redress really jumped out in this. Well done!

  14. Fabulous verse, J Cosmo! Light and lovely and it made me smile. Thanks!

  15. Super verse. I love the picture as well.

  16. this got my attention!

    i gave you one of my weekly Goddess Awards.

    if you would like it for your sidebar, come over to my place and collect it.

    happy blogging!

  17. This poem was sheer delight.

  18. Belva@MainelyMugUpsJuly 13, 2011

    Some things never change. I'm glad. I enjoyed your poem!


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