sun warms earth and flowers
smiles begin to glow
Note: the name pansy is derived from the French, pensée (thought)
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June 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Those flowers always seem to bring a smile…no matter how you’re feeling…a good poem to end my day with…thanks.
June 13, 2012 at 9:52 am
Thanks Charles – those grumpy little man flower faces on the background of such vibrant happy colours is a classic – just hilarious.
June 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm
A lovely poem Gabrielle. I love pansies but I don’t think I can ever think of them being just flowers anymore. I will see their little faces and wonder what they are thinking about.
June 13, 2012 at 9:54 am
They may be talking about us behind our backs Helen – haha – ‘what’s that silly woman smiling about!’ grumble, grumble ‘and why is this dirt so gritty’ ‘ooh, I think I can feel a nasty worm tickling my roots’ 😉
June 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm
Do you think their intent is to cheer us up just like your haiku? 😀
June 13, 2012 at 9:55 am
hahaha – no, I think they think we are ning nongs and should just leave them well alone (see response to Helen for pansie natter chatter) 😉 Thanks bluebee.
June 13, 2012 at 1:00 am
beautiful lines for a beautiful flower.
and I love your Captain Haddock avatar!
June 13, 2012 at 9:58 am
Thanks Ben – I love the Captain Haddock avatar too (it’s actually a photo of a cake/biscuit that someone made – I nicked it off the internet – will have to change it soon before I get sued by Herge incorporated – hehehe). Pansies are right up there with sunflowers for making me smile.
June 14, 2012 at 12:11 am
Yes , Herge corporate is very strick and not funny at all!
I am waiting to see your next one.
June 13, 2012 at 7:09 am
They warm us in winter. Lovely little things – and lovely thought, Gabrielle.
June 13, 2012 at 9:59 am
Thanks Kate – I took that photo a while ago (can’t remember what month) – it’s winter here now, but probably you would think it feels more like an English spring.
June 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm
Like the poem but think the ‘pansy faces’ are cranky little buggers! 🙂
June 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm
They do look like cranky little buggers Stafford (but that was too many syllables – hahahaha) Thanks Stafford – my Captain Haddock face is making up for the cranky face stuff 😉 – blistering barnacles!
June 15, 2012 at 5:42 am
Cloistered oysters! I reckon if you ever thought pansies were pansies, see how Disney used the pansy face as a model when he created the very un-pansy character of Yosemite Sam!
June 15, 2012 at 6:58 am
Wow, they did indeed (I had no idea) – now I’m not Captain Haddock I will just say woof! Thanks Stafford – I defer to your cartoon knowledge 😉
June 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm
June 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm
Thanks Graham 🙂
June 14, 2012 at 11:19 am
I’ve thought that about pansies too – sometimes they seem a little pensive. But the sun has such power to cheer us. I loved this, Gabe!
June 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Thanks Selma 🙂 They remind me of grumpy gnomes with fulsome moustaches 😉
June 15, 2012 at 1:29 am
aloha Gabrielle – yeah, my mom often planted these. i like this. fun.
our heads bobble
in the breeze
June 15, 2012 at 6:59 am
ooh that is very good (you’re my haiku guru Rick 🙂 )
June 16, 2012 at 10:49 am
I like the way the flowers imitate your poem!
June 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm
hahaha – yes, they were watching me intently 😉 thanks Aletha
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