Voice of the Turtle
by Connie Hinnen Cook
Thursday, May 25, 2006
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Hollyhocks talk to the Roses
whenever the sun's back is turned,
they murmur of root-rots
and dangerous sunspots
and lessons too hard to be learned.
Baby's Breath needs to be pampered,
they whimper if no one's around,
Tall Phlox avoid them
they've only annoyed him
when he hears their sniveling sound.
Foxgloves are lofty and regal,
Daisies stay out of their way,
they like things kosher and legal,
and done by the book, so they say.
Sunflowers flirt with Sweet William,
dropping their seeds on his head,
are sun-loving gluttons
who search for each rain cloud with dread.
Irises envy the Tulips,
Daffodils can't understand,
But there is a reason
for each in its season
when turtles are heard in the land!
"The flowers appear on the earth:
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land"
(Song of Solomon 2:12 KJV)
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Superb personification of the flower kin, Connie. Well done. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by A PAX
|oh i enjoy gardening poetry
give the flowers human qualities
this is delightful
love your melody here
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Your Voice of the Turtle is marvelous, Connie.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Ingenious . . . Dramatic . . . Fun.|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|You have painted a beautiful Spring picture with the flowers that adorn most gardens.|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Never though of flowers and plants as having such interesting and varied personalities like you describe but the more I think of it the more I agree. Lively poem that creates a burst of summer colour in my mind. Thank you Connie.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Connie your garden is full of the wisdom of Solomon!;-) Beautiful work! You are amazing!