Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Blossoms, or are They Blooms: Blossoms Poetry

We get together every month,
choose a theme and write.
Everybody does so well,
but I end up contrite.

Tenacious is a fitting word,
about me you can say.
Back again and willing to
jump into the fray. 

Here we are, middle of May,
so Blossoms is what we chose.
Read on as I mangle beauty,
with my sad sad prose.

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Having quite a problem
with rhyming words you see,
When it comes to blossoms,
even Googled it, there's three. 

Hardly evoking flowers,
"colostrums" popped up first. 
Mammals do but flowers don't,
grow by being nursed.

Next rhyme is "opossums"
with their scary looking mugs.
At least they don't eat my flowers,
feasting on berries, slugs and bugs. 

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Finally is "rostrum,"
a platform from which to speak.
I suppose if the topic is flowers,
correlation's a bit less weak.

Change it to the singular,
adds awesome to the three.
Since blossoms really fit that bill,
I think this works for me.

Now had we just thought longer,
and instead have chosen blooms.
I'd have a rhyming field day,
legumes, rooms, tombs, grooms, and fumes.

So . . . sorry I have hardly done,
justice to nature's beauty.
Reread the intro, my dear friends,
forewarned you, as was my duty.

Before you go, click on these links to more poetry from some of my friends:
Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares Blossoms and Blooming
Diane of On the Border shares A Floral Pun-ishment.

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1/2 cup French vanilla creamer
1/3 cup sugar free blackberry jam
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
6 TBSP maple syrup
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup fresh blackberries, quartered

*Grease a 9 X 5 loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*In a bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of creamer, the blackberry jam, canola oil, vanilla, maple syrup and eggs.
*In a separate large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
*Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until incorporated, then gently fold in the blackberries. Pour evenly into prepared pan.
*Bake for 60 - 65 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Leave in the pan for 10 minutes, then run a knife along the edges and remove to cool completely. 


  1. This is hilarious! Very well done indeed!
    Now I'm picturing a possum at a rostrum speaking about colostrum. Sigh.

  2. Possum at rostrum speaking about colostrum. Not sigh. Aaaaargh. Alana

  3. Personally, i think you did a bang-up job with the whole thing.

  4. LOL I thought you did a fine job and made me laugh.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

  5. Very well strung together, the words seemed to amuse me longer :)
    Just came up with this, Karen after reading your poem. As always loved this 'blossoms' poem. And the Blackberry French Vanilla Loaf looks so very yummy!



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