Friday, July 27, 2018

Poetry Friday - Artichoke Poetry Swap



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Hello and Happy Poetry Friday everyone! I hope that you have had a marvelous week. Mine has been filled with ups and downs, but mostly ups. 

One of the highlights of my week was the poetry swap package I received from Jone Rush MacCulloch. She wrote me a beautiful poem about artichokes. I had no idea that the artichoke was a species of thistle! And the thistle is my 2nd favorite flower (behind the dandelion). I just love how prickly they are, but how vibrant and beautiful the purples can be. 

Thank you, Jone for the poem! I am keeping it on my fridge so I can smile everyday. 


artichoke
purple glory globe
hidden bee
seeks pollen
explorers on our journey
seeking life's nectar
--jone rush macculloch

18 comments:

  1. Oh my. Who even knew that artichokes flowered??!? That's amazing! And a thistle... I too am amazed!

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    1. Yes! I thought it was so cool. I had no idea that we eat the flower part!

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  2. How cool that dandelions and thistles are your favorite flowers! I like both of those, and clover (especially red). Weeds are underrated :-)
    "Explorers on our journey" is lovely, and so is keeping poems on the fridge!

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    1. I completely agree that weeds are underrated!

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  3. Lovely! I had no idea that artichokes flowered.

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  4. I'm loving that "purple glory globe"! Great for a "mostly ups" week. Jone has a keen eye. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. Oh, that is a knock-out poem. I'm with Irene. 'purple glory globe' is perfect and makes me want to come in for a closer look.

    By any chance, have you received another little swap....perhaps the colors of blue and gray? I hope so. If not, let me know.

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    1. I just checked my mail! Yes! I'll send you an email. Thank you!!! I love it!

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  6. How gorgeous! It deserves a spot on the fridge, for sure. Imagine the size of that bloom...

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    1. It makes me want to grow some artichoke so I can see it in person.

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  7. I had no idea artichokes were part of the thistle family! "Purple glory globe" is a stunning image! Thank you for sharing your treasure with us!

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  8. My two favorite flowers are chicory and Queen Anne's Lace!

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  9. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. So fun to write. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Artichokes have the most beautiful flower, and Jone takes most beautiful pictures, writes those images to "see" them more than the picture. That "purple glory globe" is wonderful.

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  11. Oh wow. That 'purple glory globe' is perfect. And, like you, I had no idea that the artichoke was a kind of thistle. You learn something new every Poetry Friday!

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  12. A gorgeous image and lovely poem, I've always liked thistles and artichokes too, thanks for sharing them!

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