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· Euceless Laughs, Y O U Laugh {Capice?}

· This is Your Lucky Day by Euceless Liesalot

· Christmas Fax for da Broads in da Audience

· Flashing

· Owner Will Repair Kitchen Floor {flash humor}

· Courting Able


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· Amnesty International Pressing for More Anti-Rape Legislation

· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy

· Calling Dr. Mengele, Calling Dr. Mengele

· Show and Tell by Karen Vanderlaan - Review

· Valley of the Shadow by Sybil Austin Skakle - Review

· Courage in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum -- a Review

· Heart Attack Symptoms Differ for Men and Women -- Read and Share!

· If you Have Been Kidnapped or Abducted --A Letter from Someone who Cares

· RICO for Kids - Help Missing Children, U.S.A.

· Reason to Celebrate! {re O N E's impact re suffering in Africa}


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· Listen to Your Muse, Then get up an' do Your Thing

· Poem an Inside Job

· Vicks, Flannel, and Great Expectations?

· Rumor January 19, two Thousand Thirteen

· Snow Night with Bird

· Gunned Down

· Shape Shifter

· Fought Tooth and Nail, I Know You {for Ellie}

· Night-Light

· We are Here to Tell You

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· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy Featured at Creative Thinkers Intnl

· Poem to Appear in Sketchbook

· Poems to Appear in Sensations' 21st Century Issue

· In Richard Lee King's The Price of Freedom

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  Sun Robs Monsieur le Peintre
by Phyllis Jean Green
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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{from How to Pop Color
& Make Holly-berry Pies,
a work-in-progress, +/- }


 

In an ocean of leaves,  sunflowers laugh
as they splash each other and sing the praises
of their creator,  a soon-to-be one-eared
character with fiery whiskers and a talent
for going off on tangents.  Drops palettes,
breaks brushes, and takes color to the hilt,
then barrels on. The sky is a searing blue,
the sun trumpeting that she, not that interloper
whose initials are V. V. G.,  is the one dyed
the flowers to match her best hot-weather
dress.  Here is a recipe for the color sunflower:
sprinkle two barrelfuls of lemon zest into a vat
of store-bought butter, then stir in a few pears, 
peaches, and apricots (mashed).  Not too many! 
You want the mixture to be light and bright. 
Got time to pulverize a sheaf of wheat
or some banana skins and extract the color,
might want  to add a bit of that.  (Some cooks
use tumeric. Up to you.)   Before exhibiting
your work, check with the sun to make sure
she approves.  Watch closely.  The wink
comes and goes in a flash.  Get the go-ahead,
display le piece de resistance on sea-green
china curlicued and bordered with gold.
                     Bon chance! 

 

            (c) Phyllis Jean Green, 2010

                  All Rights Reserved

 




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Reviewed by Axilea MU 8/31/2010
Lovely, lively, full of energy.
Those sunflowers: a source of endless inspiration.

Axilea
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/22/2010
Love the rich descriptions and the casual flow. Great dose of creativity, too!
Sheila
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 8/20/2010
Beautiful and tasty, Pea. This is one recipe I'll keep. -gene.
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 8/16/2010
This is like a recipe for a painting that is as delicious to eat as it is to look at. Thank you for sharing Pea.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/16/2010
I adore this melange of creative cuisine and canvas, Pea! Truly unique. We often say that a dish is a "work of art" and I like very much this idea of turning that on it's head and basing cooking on a painting as you do here - could really catch on as an idea for a book! Sounds absolutely scrummy - I hope those ears of wheat can hear and appreciate all the compliments! :)) xx
Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/15/2010
Phyllis Jean, from palette to plate your articulated this rending with a flair for the artist of oil and the artist of culinary delights. You plated my dish elegantly and rendered my canvas with strokes of imagination and color. Bravo!. May joy peace and love be with you my friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by jude forese 8/15/2010
V.V.G. = very very good ;)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/14/2010
As gaudy and bright as the VVG that inspired it.

Ron
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/13/2010
You capture the color and whimsy in one dynamic poem, Pea...a gem indeed!

Carole~
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 8/13/2010
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/12/2010
Brilliance in colour and concept and execution...Pea of course!

John
Reviewed by Marcia Duning (Reader) 8/12/2010
Made me hungry.

Beautiful
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 8/12/2010
Most dynamic and cheerful! A discovery is always awaiting in your poetry. The world of Pea's nature is comprised of many colorful wonders...painting has me flappin' my eyelashes! Loud and Heard! Be well...

Love,
Sage
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 8/12/2010
Another fine writing by you dear lady.


GOD BLESS YOU
TONY
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/12/2010
love both the art and the write!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/12/2010
So original and delightful Phyllis!
Peace,
Christine
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