Thursday, May 3

A Poem for Thursday.




Everybody knows 
that a pansy's not a rose.
cos a rose grows on a bush
 and can prick you very much
while a pansy's on the ground 
where the mud is all around
but the pansy has a face
full of sweetness full of grace
and it doesn't shout out loud
doesn't captivate a crowd
like the feted blooming rose
surely everybody knows!


This poem comes about because of the Poetry Matters prompt...."Everybody knows!" what a great prompt...because we all know something!!

16 comments:

  1. Well said Gerry, although given a choice I think i would rather be a rose than a pansy!

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  2. What fun this is! :) Love the comparison between the two flowers, and their audacious personalities. Wonderful.
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  3. Loved this .. my mother's favorite flower was the pansy ~ and it is one of the sweetest, most unassuming little flowers around ~ just like her!

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  4. Definitely a fun poem :) My granny always called her pansies her "monkey face" flowers, which I'm guessing is why I'm always drawn to them so much. Thanks for sharing this!

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  5. I'd rather be nearer the mud than the pricks.

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  6. Thank you for visiting my blog Gerry. I liked this poem and the flowers. Is that a black pansy or viola? That has to be an unusual color! Or maybe it's just my computer and the color is a more normal dark purple.

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  7. I enjoyed your poem. Pansies are very much under-rated. Roses get all the fame. I am glad you gave a shout-out to the pansy, and am very happy that you found your way to Poetry Jam.

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  8. thankyou for the kind comments....funny how one poem just flows and another stumbles along!!

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  9. I love the images and words with! Great job!

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  10. well i think they are both a bit of beauty you know...i kinda like the ones that dont have to have the crowd and perhaps that makes them all the more alluring...smiles.

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  11. Wow - I love the forward push of these words. Love it!

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  12. I'm definitely a pansy girl! xx

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  13. T=You're right: that is a nice starting point for a poem, and you used it so well.
    BTW, is that rose called 'Mary Rose' by any chance?

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  14. Aprille...thankyou for your kind comment....I don't know about the rose....my daughter gave it to me so just know trhat it's precious!

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