Friday, August 6, 2010

Magpie 26




Black Thumb

Perhaps the cause was a very black thumb.

Nor sure if it was or not.


But the flowers, parched and exhausted

Bent to the rim of the pot.


They wouldn't stand up. They wouldn't please.

They wouldn't sway gently in the soft, summer breeze.


They wouldn't do a single thing

You'd think a flower oughter


And all because of a silly black thumb

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Or want of a drink of water.



AngelMay, August 2010





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22 comments:

Helen said...

You have 'painted' a lovely Magpie ... I can just see the dying flowers so in need of a little drink!

Arian T said...

i can imagine the back story of the poem... very intriguing black thumb :)

Brian Miller said...

smiles. darn black thumb...

Jingle said...

moving and breathe taking!

steveroni said...

Your very fine Mag, made me thirsty--well, I can deal with that!

Mine is HERE

Janice said...

Oh, that dreaded black thumb that I know too well. It hits every so often, like a bad dream, until the green thumb triumps once again.

Baino said...

Hmm sounds like me. I can't use my watering can, frogs live in it! I can't render them homeless now can I?

Dianne said...

Very cute poem...

Marilyn said...

This is wonderful! I enjoyed it so much. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Catalyst said...

Very nice writing, AngelMay!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Nicely written...sounds like you are painting a picture of my lack of gardening skills.

Tumblewords: said...

One or t'other. A charming poem welling with truth!

Anonymous said...

Poor black thumb, but very sweetly written. I am thinking about my daughter and making me smile.

Lyn said...

This is terrific..very original..

Sue J said...

Love it!

christine said...

Laughing at the lack of green fingers and the black thumb!
Great Magpie

Stranger said...

I love it! I'm always trying to green up my black thumb.

kkrige said...

cute poem! darn black thumb.
:)
Thanks for visiting my take on the prompt.
Katherine

Linda said...

That is a great one. I love all the fantastic poetry that this watering can has inspired.

PattiKen said...

Oh, yeah, I know that garden. I have a pretty black thumb myself. Nice, especially "a flower oughter."

Paul C said...

Those fickle flowers. Well done. I also like your new look for your blog.

~T~ said...

Hmmm, which could it be? Nice!