Friday, June 18, 2010

greenhouses poetry crows poptarts

In Roman times
cucumbers were planted
in wheeled carts
which were put in the sun daily
and then taken inside at night.

In Italy in the thirteenth century
explorers brought
exotic plants back from the tropics
and kept them in greenhouses.

The botanist
Charles Lucien Bonaparte
grew medicinal tropical plants
 in his greenhouse in Holland.

The French called their first
greenhouses orangeries
since they were used to protect
orange trees from freezing.

good morning.  it's sunny here.  my feet are bare and cold under this desk.  the crows have been making eerie noises coming from the direction of the baseball diamond and cemetery across the road.  this has been going on for weeks.  i wonder what they are saying.

so, i wrote a little poem about the history of greenhouses for you using sentences i found on wikipedia.  i've been thinking about poetry and writing in general.  i've also been thinking about chocolate covered s'mores poptarts.  and the fact that i should never buy them again because when i do i eat the whole lot.  and we can't have that.


labonnefemme1 said...
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labonnefemme1 said...

OOps, I was saying I have been thinking about Poetry too, Paint Chip Haiku...Maybe I will make one for you and post it on my blog!

Tone Lileng said...

And in England there were a man with a vision. He made what is called "The lost garden of Heligan". It's a magical place, and the most fantastic garden I've ever been to.

Jane Flanagan said...

I love this! These images are stunning. And I would love to read more poetry posts and what you've been thinking about writing.


Love it!

Lambert said...

Sentences also found in Wikipedia ... :)

Kellogg modified its Pop Tart packaging,
eliminating the phrase 'made with real fruit'." because it contains relatively small amounts of fruits and mostly unhealthy amounts of fat, sodium, or refined carbohydrates.
Pop-Tarts have been proven to cause cell damage.

greenemama said...

love the poem. love it!