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"With A Spray of Apple Blossoms"

You can almost smell them, can't you?

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With A Spray of Apple Blossoms

The promise of these fragrant flowers,
The fruit that 'neath these blossoms lies
Once hung, they say, in Eden's bowers,
And tempted Eve in Paradise.
O fairest daughter of Eve's blood,
Lest her misprision thine should be,
I've nipped temptation in the bud
And send this snowy spray to thee.

Walter Learned (1847-1915)

Hmm ... can't decide if the poet is being clever or creepy.

(Misprision: n.
1. Maladministration of public office.
2. Neglect in preventing or reporting a felony or treason by one not an accessory.
3. An act of sedition against a government or the courts.)

We're coming into the home stretch of National Poetry Month!


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Apr. 24th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
so are you feeling bitchy because poetry month is almost over?
bitchy because it is spring?
or bitchy just because?

For me it's a core competency. ;-)
Apr. 24th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)

Just because.

Oh and ...

... just because.

Not mad at spring or April.
Apr. 25th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
You know ... I kind of doubt that bitchiness comes naturally to you.

I, on the other hand ...


... love my wonderful husband for surviving my sass all these years.
Apr. 25th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
I have an inner bitch. Trust me on this.

But she has done the trial by fire and now is mostly contained.
Lessons learned when I was younger were amazingly potent.

Apr. 25th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
I think it's healthy for our discontent or loud emotion or sharp voice to come out now and then. We spend our lives trying to contain it. And it does make living in society easier.

But sometimes ...

Man, you gotta let her rip!!
Apr. 24th, 2006 10:37 am (UTC)
Apr. 24th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
Lovely and devious, I think.
Apr. 24th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh, very pretty!

We're coming into the home stretch of National Poetry Month!

You and Kelly will have to find something else to post about soon. Hmm, here's something!

from Wikipedia:

"No Pants Day is celebrated the first Friday in May."

It's only one day, but it should make for some interesting pictures. ;)
Apr. 24th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
Ah-hem. I live in a house full of males. The three-year-old takes his pants off as soon as I put them on. The six-year-old takes his pants off the moment he gets in the door after school. The husband is no better. And the cat? The cat has NEVER worn pants.

Apr. 24th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
Oh hahahaha. I had a child like that once. Well I still have that child but she keeps her pants on now.
Apr. 24th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, when my boys are teens, I'll PRAY they keep their pants on! :-D
Apr. 24th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
And the cat? The cat has NEVER worn pants.

LOL . . . that is awesome. XD
Apr. 25th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
That icon always makes me so very happy.
Apr. 25th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)

I love your silliness.

Some days I really, really need it.
Apr. 25th, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC)
I'm like my mother that way--one moment she's talking with the secretary of education, and the next she's doing some kind of odd duck dance!
Apr. 24th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
No Pants Day -- woo-hooo!!!
Apr. 25th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
(See my reply to rusalkatrix regarding possible confusion about pants versus pants-less dancing)
Apr. 25th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
Yes, my final April post will be (cue scary music and Vincent Price) the previously threatened narrative poem.

Buwaahahahahaha ...
Apr. 25th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
Are you sure it's not No Pants Dance Day?

Because that I would cheerfully observe.

*consults calendar*

Oh, I take it back. DH will be out of town.
Apr. 25th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
Re: P.S.
I think that is the Irish version.

And I'm glad you like this crazy cat icon. :) It's a Scottish fold kitten--their ears are naturally folded down. So cute!
Apr. 24th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
That was lovely, both the photo and the poem. Thanks.
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