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Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

July 24, 2008
3:17 PM

Post #5312072

It is probably time to shorten the posts downloads so here is a new Thread to start your interest to bringing or creating your favorite poetry. Please bring Yates, Longfellow, Burns, even Dickenson to the composters world here. Thank you. Steve

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/664716/?hl=Poetry on the pile

This message was edited Sep 23, 2011 2:30 PM

This message was edited Sep 23, 2011 2:32 PM

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
3:40 PM

Post #5312210

Thanks for keeping it going! Those sumacs I was telling you about are really taking off after our recent rains.

Doug

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
3:45 PM

Post #5312241

Egshells, grasses, rotted fruit
Last years leaves, coffee grounds to boot
Into the pile they all will go
A twist and a turn to start the show
Worms will come to eat our spoils
And leave behind the richest soils
These things we do for gardens' sakes
In hopes of reaping the bounty it makes

Doug
nanniepb
Cumberland Mtns, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 24, 2008
4:58 PM

Post #5312651

yay. Doug, where is Bardstown?

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #5312926

Hi, all!

In fear of losing all the Poetic contributions, I just c/p'ed all the Poems in Word and will save them in my Documents.

Nothing poetic to contribute right now--just trying to get back in the groove after a 7-hr. jet-lag Backwards...
I have really, really enjoyed all these ditties and Poems...

Gita

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #5312927

Bourbon Capital of the World!!! About 30 miles S of Louisville, 45 miles W of Lexington. It's where My Old Kentucky Home is located.

Doug
nanniepb
Cumberland Mtns, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 25, 2008
5:17 AM

Post #5316411

I'm about 7 miles from the KY line...South of Somerset.

no bourbon...dry county :-)
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

July 25, 2008
5:21 AM

Post #5316416

Nice Doug!

Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

November 19, 2008
6:02 AM

Post #5807811

Each winter we gaze at the labor of intent
Of making our garden a most beautiful event
We clean and we shred our delicate friends
Into the compost to be renewed again
We who live where snow is the norm
Gaze on our pile through a November storm.
Just thought I would check if anybody is out there.

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postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 19, 2008
2:32 PM

Post #5808430

Yes Sofer we are alive, just gone dormant for the winter!!!

Doug
kmom246
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 29, 2011
6:15 PM

Post #8337714

Resurecting an old thread... and while I am not as poetic as those who have posted here before me, I offer this little ditty to the composting gods...

Frozen turds of chickie poo
And vegetative kitchen goo
With water, air, and brown stuff, too
Create a lovely garden voo-doo

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 29, 2011
6:48 PM

Post #8337778

kmom--

Thank you for bumping this up!
I often think about this Post--what happened to it!
I LOVE ditties---Now I have to do one back...

Time comes and goes
And no one knows
Just where it goes...
Like--the river flows.

Spring will soon be here
With gardens so bare
But watch it grow
It's beauty to show.

That chicken poo
And kitchen goo
Will work on the soil
And lessen our toil.

OK! enough! Gita

C'Mon Folks! This can be fun!!!! Just write a ditty...

Glad to see this old Thread rejuvenated...
Read it back to it's beginning--there is some really good Poetry on the Pile in here.
Also--some fun stuff--like kmom and I just contributed.

Time in nigh
And with a sigh
To bed I go.
Letting the dreams fly...

Gita


shopping7
Milford, CT

January 31, 2011
2:25 AM

Post #8339965

This could be fun!!


Cannot sleep
It's nearly dawn
Frozen tundra
Is my lawn
Dreaming of what lies below
Thirty inches of wintry snow
Beetles, worms and napping bugs
Sure hope amongst them are no slugs

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 31, 2011
6:28 AM

Post #8340251

shopping--
That is a good one! Keep them coming...

Something we can all commiserate with...SNOW!

Gita

We're getting ice
NOT so nice!
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

February 1, 2011
5:15 PM

Post #8343900

I suffer in bouts of remorse
Only to wish to mount my horse
to fly and run through the spring revive
and watch the earth come vividly alive
as I stand tall on my mount
I view the earth's green all about
As I wish the sun to move
to the warm summer's latitude
I ride in the warm dream solace
as the winter storms still holds us.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 1, 2011
7:08 PM

Post #8344096

soferdig----You are IT!!!!!

Glad to see another one of your amazingly, insightful Poems!

Lets hope this "renewal" keeps this Thread alive!!!

There are Threads of hope
So--do not mope!
Read these poems-- so nice
And know that it will suffice
To know...
That love of all things is--
Eterernal.

Gita

Here is the link to the current Postings---- ALL shovels-full of additions are welcome!
Makes it so much richer...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/881246/

This message was edited Feb 1, 2011 10:20 PM
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

February 1, 2011
9:11 PM

Post #8344256

I now fall deep, into my repose
because my mind is to compose
the thoughts, of pleasant sleep
so I shall become complete.
Sleep is warm and filled with rest
As I remember all the best
Of my garden falls to mind
my dreams of them, so kind
My pictures of last years scope
Will improve the next years hope
I sleep to hold my plans of next
I thrive on work that will perplex
My garden, as Visa allows
the next year's gift with my plow.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2011
10:58 AM

Post #8814949

BUMP!!!!!----BUMP-----again...

Please take a note!
Of all the things people wrote!
In this Post and past ones
How great it all was!!!

How I hate to see this go
into dormancy--at least twice a year
Never to hear---.
So many great contributions--

Gone! into cyberspace
and no one will know...
Of the talents of those who posted
So many loving thoughts--they hosted.
In parts one and two.

Come on!!!! You all can write a ditty
And come up with something pretty.
It takes not any talent--just go!
just let your thought flow
To put down on paper--what you already know

Maybe---You're Poet
Just don't know it...
SO! Give it a try
And let your thought fly!

No matter what you say
Will always find their way
Into someone's heart
Right from the start.

PLEASE keep this going
For--without knowing
You may just end this
loving creation
Without a notion
Of how great it is!

Gita

Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

September 20, 2011
1:31 PM

Post #8816446

Ahh Gita that is nice.

My Travel Home:
My motorcycle on and on I rode
Miles and miles in the cold
The scenery around me was superb
I was flying home with wings of a bird

Each mountain I climbed
Clarified my overworked mind
Each river, over the valley flowed
Bright and colored rocks to behold

Each mile I rapidly crossed
A head wind whipped and tossed
My body as it's branch and leaf
My mind was a tree, in true belief

The fragrance of the mountain firs,
The cottonwood blowing on the curves
Each tremulous vision of the Aspen tree
I easily became what they were to me

Solid and planted, a soul of the earth
New and fresh in each suns rebirth
My God today has made me clean
To travel on with His earthly blessing.




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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2011
4:27 PM

Post #8816697

OHHH! Soferdig!

That was soo beautiful!
What can we do to get more people involved in this?????

Seems that every year I try
Without knowing WHY?
To get people to emotionally fly.

Free of thought
No worry about frought
And just be---
what they could be
If they let their minds be free.

To say in verse--long or terse
What they cannot express in verse
But know that it is OK
To post anything they say
And--it WILL be in great!!

Keep this going
For--without knowing
You may change someone's life
And lessen their strife.




sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 20, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8816819

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a pile of moist, half rotted leaves crawling with little red worms and some roly poly bugs.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2011
6:21 PM

Post #8816873

AWWW---
Great try-Sally!!!!

NOW--Can you make it rhyme in some way?

May I venture to elaborate????

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree
Shedding a pile of leaves--a lot
For me to collect and put to rot
And dig them deep
For my garden to keep.

To feed some crawling worms
And everything else that squirms
And some rolly poly bugs
That feast on my scraps
Hoping for the best and most
Taking hundreds of laps
Around my compost...

:o)

Thanks, Sally! Keep this going!!!! You ARE the literary type!
Please check out all the amazing contributions in Part #1.

You will be amazed!!!!!
May drive you a bit crazed---
But--you will be in awe
about everything you saw!

Teee...heee...Gita
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

September 20, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8817058

Compost me beneath this tree
so I might become that leaf in the sun
who flickers and flashes as the wind crashes
with each finger and vein of my redness proclaim
I thus now reveal the purest of my appeal
Of color, motion, memory and emotion.

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 21, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8817585

THose are two very worthy contributions!!!!!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8818199

Sally---

We all were a lot more serious in this Thread's part #1.
Hope you check it out...
meisgreen
Phoenix, AZ

September 22, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8819229

I LOVE this post and will contribute when I get my thinking cap on!!
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

September 22, 2011
10:35 AM

Post #8819437

Lets see serious: Hmmm

In the cool AM I walked in my garden
Flowers in the sun received long notice
Bright colors in the shade were ignored.
Much like, I thought myself, when I forgot
That moment of contact or concern to warm
Those who walk so close to our hearts
Awaiting it's touch through a simple smile
Or a thoughtful word that gives them value.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8819438

I had to search a bit to find the original Post of "Poetry on the Pile"...So you can all enjoy Part #1.

It was created by "soferdig" (Steve) on Oct. 25, 2006. Yeah! THAT long ago.
You can see that he also started this Post #2--in July 2008. Way up at the top.
Hopefully--a whole bunch of new people taking part and writing their "poems" will not take
that long to get to part #3. This is way too much fun!
Here is the link that will take you back in time--(2006)-- to enjoy all the talented offerings. .

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/941658/?hl=

Now--a bit further down, Steve also provided the link to the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra.
after a poem-Post about someone's cabbages...
It is hilarious and amazing!!! I am so glad to have found this You Tube video again.
Here is the link to this musical "masterpiece". Bookmark it! SERIOUSLY!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpfYt7vRHuY

Gita

edited to post the correct link to the You Tube concert...

This message was edited Sep 22, 2011 12:46 PM

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 22, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8819970

I am NOT great at this searching stuff----

Here is the link (I hope the right one) to the 2006 Thread.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/664716/?hl=Poetry on the Pile

If this does not work--someone help me--please!!!!

Gita
Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

September 22, 2011
9:39 PM

Post #8820148

Gitagal:

It is your lot to find what is not
feel freed and continue this need
For without such skill we all would just kill
For the effort you have done in search of the pun.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8820427

Steve--

Would you mind going back up to your 1st. post above and editing it with---
"We came from here"---and adding the link in my last post--just above?

I am not sure if anyone else can edit someone else's Post, or I would do it myself.

It would also be nice if you vent to the very end of the 2006 post and linked it to this one.
That link is also above.
Any presentation of the words I searched with, "Poetry on the Pile" unfortunately shows as red...

Was there any more "Poetry on the Pile" Threads before or after the 2006 one?????

I know I am now getting anal about all this----Thanks, Gita

Not feeling good today
Do not want to "play"...
My nose is running
My eyes--watering
My chest tightening--
Cough...cough...cough...
No fun at all--I have to say...
Today...

UGH!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8820538

No garden fun today
Gutters running
The sky - watering
The housework tightening -
ugh ...ugh... ugh...
No fun without a plant!
That's alI have to say, today.
daves_not_here
Las Vegas, NV
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2011
4:32 PM

Post #8830908

There once was a man from Nantucket.
Who kept his compost in a bucket.
He lifted the lid,
Saw what the cat did,
And figured that he ought to chuck it.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 30, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8830948

OHHH! Daves_not_here...Too funny!!!!

I thought you will have something funny about Dave no longer being here on DG...The "Real Dave"...

I cannot believe anyone would actually consider composting in a bucket!!!
I would be filling a bucket once a week!!!

I fill a bucket almost every week with all the veggie scraps I use!
Actually--when winter comes--I still eat enough veggies and fruit to fill a bucket---
BUT--since my composter is dormant by then--I take all the fresh veggie scraps to the
Pet Smart right next to my HD I work at...
They love getting them. I even sort them out in separate baggies,,,--do not just dump everything in one bag...

Soon--It will be time to start that again! I DO look forward to this recycling I can provide...

Gita

Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

September 30, 2011
5:54 PM

Post #8830989

There must be a lot of people in Nantucket, there are many poems about them. Nice one Davenothere.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 30, 2011
6:06 PM

Post #8831004

There once was a Gal from Perry Hall (ME!)
Who always thought she knew it all---
So many people asked her for advice
She thought it was really nice!!!..:o)

Seasons came and seasons went
And so much time was always spent
Trying to learn all that was asked
Her brain became overly tasked--

She posted always what she knew
To try to help people out
Even though the advice was'nt new
The askers knowledge always grew---

The goal was always the same
To get the askers mind in a frame
To learn to do the best they could
And, in the long run, they always would---

Become great gardeners...


Gita





Soferdig
Kalispell, MT
(Zone 4b)

October 1, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8831719

You are a gift to those with questions Gita. My your learning continue to help those who are smart enough to ask. Thank you.

Help comes in many forms
it aids the moments of all the storms
of gardens with it's owners hope
to learn the entire scope
of growing the special plants
that others who wish, can't
the garden site created by Dave
that others who wish to know, crave.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2011
3:47 PM

Post #8831988

Thank you, Steve!

I always promote DG to those that never heard of it...
I am like a one-woman advertising entity for this wonderful Garden Site...

What would I ever do?
Without Daves Garden...
My days would be blue--
My plants would all poo---
And--there would be NO pardon.

Without the mental stimulation.
I would lose half of my friends
That always come to me
For garden information...
Don't want to think about----
How it all ends...

Gita

Me at my weekly spring presentation, every Sunday, from April till end of June
at the HD I work at...because my Manager loves me doing this and it helps our Store look great to the higher ups...
No one else has thisevent--because it is all MY creation...four years going...

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Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 14, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8890402

BUMP-----

Hey, Y'all! Get over here ad do some mind-work...
Poetry comes easy--just think of the first line--and the rest is chickenfeed...

EX:

I would die for chickenfeed
And the poop it produces.
I would gladly plant my seed
In soil so rich
And it would so reduce
My need to
When things don't grow,
Their flowers won't show
SO? What else do I need??????
AHA! Chickenfeed!!!

Gita

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 18, 2011
6:15 PM

Post #8896243

BUMP!!!!

Thanksgiving is nigh-
The prices are high.
The turkeys all fly--
Away...

My mind turns to thrift
If you get my drift
My fingers a-licking--
What's wrong with a chickin?



Please post some ditties so this Post won't die
Let your crazy thoughts fly.
Just think silly thoughts, and put them in verse
Make sure they rhyme--or it will be worst...
BUT--at least--give it a try!

Have a fattening, pig-out Thanksgiving--Y'All!!!
'Tis one time of year to let your diets stall...

Gita

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 19, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8897761

Raking raking leaves
Make a mountain to the sky
Back up, run, and JUMP!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 19, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8897790

Making stuffing--and taters...
No more tomaters...
Pig fat and sausage
Is the usual usage...
For Thanksgiving...

Cranberries rule
Just before Yule...
Add some apples and spice
And it'll be so nice...

Giblets and corn
Will be the norm.
Gravy and Thyme
Will be just in time

For a Pig out!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to yo all...

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8901489

The leaves they are a blowin’
Into the neighbors yard.
Makes me smile more each day
I won’t have to rake so hard.


Doug

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8901578

Instant classic! Good goin Doug

Rain rain go away.
It's autumn and I want to play.
Cooking, cleaning? Not much fun.
I'd rather be in the gar-dun!

: ^)

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8901594

Amen to that Sally!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2012
2:58 PM

Post #9216071

BUMP--BUMP-----once more time!
To see who's still alive?
Need more ditties--
All the pretty's
So this Post once more can thrive.
*****************************************

Just re-read part #2. Its last post was around Thanksgiving, 2011. Not that long ago!!!
Come on--all you people that never participated in this. Lets hear it for all the talents
that populate the Mid-Atlantic.
We all have new compost piles--and new friends in the garden.
The old ones have long ago been put to good use. And--out gardens thrive!

Honestly! All you need to do is start with the first line--and the rest will just flow...

*********************************************
Like:

OH, my! Oh, my!
Memories! And how they fly!
Of all that has been written--
And so many got so smitten.
With what they could do.
Just give it a try!

************************************

This summer is real HOT
Me garden?--I think NOT!
I'd rather sit inside
To see what I got--
Today--on Dave's Garden.
And let all the other chores--slide...

AHHHH----that felt good!!! Come on--the rest of you! Put your poetic caps on.
"Ditties" are so much fun to come up with--in just a few minutes.

Pick a first line--
the rest will be fine.
If you take the time
To make all things rhyme
It will ALL be sublime...

Gita

postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 24, 2012
5:42 AM

Post #9216655

Heat, humidity and lack of rain
Makes my garden a real pain.
Too hot to weed, to hot to dig
Nothing grows but crabgrass BIG

Doug

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 24, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9216686

Welcome back, Doug! Good to "see" you!

How I miss all this nonsense. We all should put out a book. Title: "Poetry on the Pile" of course.
I think part #1 and #2 are too ancient--from the "old" DG.

I tried c/p the links for people here to look at--and they would not even open.
Not in the original Thread nor when I posted them on another Thread just yesterday.

Neither did the "we came from here" ---and "lets move on to a new --over here" link.
ODD!

To help people out--
Part #1 was started on Oct. 25, 2006
Part #2 was started on July 24, 2008.


Old! Like the "good stuff" at the bottom of the "pile"...
Gita

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 25, 2012
12:53 AM

Post #9217678

nice one postmandug ~!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2012
7:05 PM

Post #9219912

Tonight------

It is raining--It is pouring;
The Thunderstorms are a-roaring
My big trees are swaying in the breeze
Just do not break--pretty please!

Gita

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 4, 2012
8:21 PM

Post #9350119

BUMP AGAIN---

Yes! I know i am a diehard. Have to keep this alive. It worked for a little while the last time it was bumped.

Lets give it another try--YOOOO HOOOO! Soferdig. You still around????
Sally! You got into it pretty good too...Postmandung--you done shoveling that stuff?

We have new Folks that may like to read all this "crap"...ooooops...I meant Compost poetry...

I just read all of part #1 AND #2 . Brought back so many memories...It was sooo great!
Now--i am wayyyy past my bed time...but, as just bumped this up--I need to write something...right????

Time to snooze
Or I will lose
My mind.

It is past eleven
Must get up at seven
I want to go snooze.

Just bumping this Thread
Before my mind is lost;
And hoping others
will try to Post...

It is fall
Time for this all
to rear its head
and get dug into
The bed...again.

Gita

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 5, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9350362

To help you newbies get into the mood of this Thread, here is the link to the start of it all.
A DG'er named "soferdig" started all this poetic insanity...sprinkled with that pooey goo
that can only be found at the nery bottom of the Pile.
And then this Thread grew and grew--as it made its way to some great--and some warped minds.
T'was October 2006. -----So much fun was had! Just go and read it all yourself...

Then it went to part #2--in 2008.
So far--there have been many "bumps" to keep this going.
No part #3 yet...WE NEED YOUR HELP! lets fertilize this Thread so it can grow again.

Lets spread some more poo
From the bottom of the pile;
And see what it can do
With its aroma--so vile.

Ahh! To see all the veggies grow
So green and so lush,
As you shovel some more
Of that golden slush.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/664716/?hl=Poetry on the pile

Gita

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 6, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9351588

Aaaaaahhhhh...

To this poetry thread I am new
But I shall see what I can do
Love compost and soil
Getting dirty and hard toil
So allow me to join in please, too! < =D

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 6, 2012
7:58 PM

Post #9351864

APPLAUSE!!!! Good one, Susan...

Thank you for acknowledging my plea for people to at least look at this site. And--OH, to contribute.
I guarantee--you will start to be looking forward to this..just to see who els could come up with
some kind of a "literally" contribution...
I have posted this link now, about 3 times, on different Threads--and have not had anyone even comment on it...

You know empty that feels? I post something that I KNOW is great and ask people to look at it
and join in--and there ins not even an answer--or an acknowledgement of me trying to bring this back
from oblivion...It is SOOOO good--in my humble opinion.

Besides--I am also trying to keep Administration from totally deleting this Thread because of lack of activity.
It is SOOOO full of original poems and "ditties" by so many people.
IF this Thread goes--so does all the great, poetic contributions by dozens of creative Daves gardeners...

I almost feel like saying: "Don't knock it till you try it"...Jump right in--and make up a short "ditty" to keep this going..

Must I add another original "ditty" here for you all? So you can see how simple it is???
Of course--I must...

I started a Post
It almost got lost;
Then Susan chimed in
Gee! Where have you been?

Love hearing your tales
Of your compost in swales;
Either big or small
It will serve us all.
Hoping nothing we plant ever fails...

Just let your mind hover..
If it helps--have a drink!
It will loosen your mind
And let you think ---
With the rest of us
As we turn the pile over...

And--there it is!
The composted poo
And your mind goes crazy
Thinking all it will do--
For you --and you --and you...


See! It is not hard. Just start with a random first line--and the rest will come naturally...

Gita

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 7, 2012
2:40 AM

Post #9351953

I never had any idea that this thread was even here!!! Many many thank you's Gita, for directing me here, this shall be great fun!! I loved Sofer's poem (in part 1) that included the line about the silent veggies (paraphrasing), then the video of the vegetable orchestra, that orchestra is GREAT!!! "What'cha doin' there lady?" "Oh, just playin' my carrot!" Hahahaaaa!!!

This passion for the great outtdoors
Has come to me later in life
I wonder what I was waiting for
Did I fear I'd fall face down on the floor?
Or have nothing to offer, this lowly housewife.

But this passion, it can't be ignored
I must study, and learn all I can
So back to school, I'm bound for
To fill my head and learn more
And be better than when I began

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 7, 2012
5:27 AM

Post #9352023

well done!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 7, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9352076

Susan--

Clap...clap...You are a natural! keep it up.
Now--lets hear from some others. You all hiding?

You CAN do it! Just "plant" the first line and watch it 'bloom'.

G.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 9, 2012
3:46 AM

Post #9353445

It's here!
It's here!
My goodness, it's so dear!
That beautiful Osmanthus
It's nothing like Miscanthus
The leaves so richly variegated
My heart it nearly palpitated!
Buried in the soil so black
You know I'll have to take it back
Home with me, to love and nurture
And share with others in the future
It's here!
It's here!
Yes, I'd like 2 please, Dear.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 9, 2012
3:51 AM

Post #9353448

Off to work I go today
It's terribibly foggy
I think I'm starting to get sick
My voice, it sounds all froggy
I'll go anyway
and with plants I will play
and with rocks and soils and mulch
and try not to cough on the customers
and make noises like "herk" and "glulch"!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 9, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9353625

Suze- cute!
8 ^)

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9353899

Sally--

I said she was a natural!

Here i sit at work
Waiting for the clock to chime
One hour to go till heading home
Please--hurry up the time!

Our HD X-mas party is tonight
Must go home and get pretty;
Instead I sit here--
Writing another "ditty"...

Gita

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 17, 2012
3:15 AM

Post #9360358

Aaaawww, thank you! I'm not really though, honest! < =/

I knew that I'd get sick
I caught this nasty ICK
Been off my feet
and on my face
Losing my voice
the only saving grace
... says DH. ;)

Hi Ho
Hi Ho
It's back to work I go
Been feelin' bad
I think I've had
More tea than I can take!
Egad
Egad
I've really been feelin' bad
Been sounding just like Mickey Mouse
I'd just like to stay in my house
Don't wanna go, don't make (me)!
< =/

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2012
6:08 AM

Post #9360470

Soferdig...Soferdig..
Where art Thou?
Come join us once more
On the eastern Shore
And grace us once more
With your Poetry--galore.

Postmandug--
Get out your shovel
To the pile you must go
Dig easy and slow...
To find some wise words
For us all to know.

We must keep this going
Keep the "ditties" growing
One verse or two
will always do
Your talents will always...
Be showing.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2012
7:19 PM

Post #9361105

Well--back to the theme of Composting and the "pile'...

I create so many scraps
from all my veggie waste
That my "plastic pile" fills up
Way to the top
And the bugs no longer taste
The goodies I offer
I simply need to stop!

They hide in the mush
Frozen to their tush
While I keep filling
More junky stuff
You think they've had enough?
Well--Yeah! Remember?
It IS December!!!







speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 18, 2012
3:18 AM

Post #9361202

I'm sorry to derail yet again, but I thought this significant. In light of the recent horrific tragedy in CT, I wanted to share this poem that was shared with me. I did NOT write this, I'm only sharing it. I'm pretty sure the author (Unknown) would not mind it being shared again, and again.


‘Twas 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate

Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy; they didn’t know what to say
They remembered nothing of what had happened that day

“Where are we?” asked a girl, quiet as a mouse.
“This is heaven” declared a boy, “we’re spending Christmas at God’s house!”

When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus their savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same
Then he opened His arms and He called them by name.

And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
The children all flew into the arms of their King.

As they lingered in the warmth of His embrace
One small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.

As if He could read all the questions she had
Christ gently whispered, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”

Then the King looked down on the earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow and woe

He then closed His eyes and outstretched His hand
Christ proclaimed “Let my power and presence re-enter this land!”

“May this country be delivered from the hands of fools.”
“I’m taking back my nation; I’m taking back my schools!”

Then He and the children stood up without a sound,
“Come now my children let me show you around.”

Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran;
All displaying enthusiasm that only children can.

And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“In the midst of this darkness…I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

~Author Unknown


Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

December 18, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9361814

Thanks Speedi. A welcome image to have next to the ones we see and read about every day. Sometimes we forget what comes after ---

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 25, 2012
11:59 PM

Post #9367216

Thanks speedie

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 3, 2013
3:42 PM

Post #9374505

Ahhhhh! A new Year is under way and we need some new "dirt" to add to this pile...
Gotta keep shoveling the stuff...

Christmas came and went
A lot of money spent
I wrapped gifts galore
Geez! My hands got sore!

And as it always happens
When all gifts are ripped open
And everyone has their "stash"
The rest by then is trash.

Then in the wee hours of the Morn
The heavy trucks come by
And haul it all away
To the pile that's big as the sky

And there is sits and rots
Its a great place for it to be
Til the next spring is nigh
Then we can all can come by
And get the poo --for l free.










sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2013
8:05 AM

Post #9376082

Gita wishes me appear
And grant thou poetry soft and sweet
But truth be told my time is dear
And so I tarry, with cold feet

It's not that words I lack
You may have seen my writings else
But housework on my back
Cooking, house cleaning - (ew what smells?)

Get me to the pile so dark
Its fragrant breath of aerobics
To loads of leaves and s#it I hark
When once they cook, I tend and mix

So in my precious time
I grant these thoughts to you
Hope you enjoyed the rhyme
And have your own dear aerobes too.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 6, 2013
9:03 AM

Post #9377112

Here I sit brokenhearted
G, begged me hence, and since departed!!!!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 6, 2013
12:05 PM

Post #9377280

G. cooked soup all day yesterday--and now she sits at work bored to death.

What can we do to bring back some of the other old "poets" to this Thread???
Besides--we need to get back to writing about "The Pile"...

If I had a ripe pile
It would make me smile
As my garden would grow
Lots of green to show
With NO error or trial.

Since winter is here
The garden sits bare
My "pile" sits frozen
With nothing to share.

No piles of pill bugs
Scurrying'round
Never mind the slugs--
They can't even be found.

Nothing is rotting
No lovely goop to see
But I keep on trotting--
with loads of scraps
out to my bin I go--

And dump more each day
Full of hope-- and I pray
That some day soon
Maybe around noon
I'll be whistling a different tune.




RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

January 10, 2013
5:57 PM

Post #9381484

My neighbor was walking his cat.
It went to my pile and sat.
He's kind of hairy.
His wife is real scary.
His fat cat sat, and then sh@t!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9381570

always love a lime, Rick

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

March 5, 2013
7:46 PM

Post #9440186

WOW! It is now march 5th, and no one has posted a rhyme since!!!

I am falling asleep
Eyes open, but hard to keep...
Bed time is nigh
My hopes are high,
For a good night of sleep!

The day has been long
Work--dinner and song
Now I'm slowly folding
My breath i am holding
For not too much snow...
Tomorrow.


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Mountaindweller
Dolan Springs, AZ
(Zone 9a)

April 13, 2013
6:56 AM

Post #9482297



We love our critters,
Cow, horse, and bunny.
But what they leave behind
Just isn't funny!

Veggies need food
To make things taste good.
And it's strange to think
That something that stinks
Given time, water and air
Turns to something so fair.
Put it into the soil
No trouble, no toil.

Poems and poo
Both easy to do
Each like the other
Aren't any bother
Add all to the mix
And let stew

This message was edited Nov 8, 2013 7:31 AM

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 13, 2013
8:10 AM

Post #9482366

mountaindweller--

Thank you for adding to this "collection"...
i would SO hate to see this go into the "big pile in the sky"...;o)

Gita

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2013
7:35 PM

Post #9495100

I bet we all can't wait for spring to really come...I know I do...
Fodder for another "ditty'...

Tired of this weather!
It's either or neither...
Nice warm days
but cold, cold nights,
I miss the sights...
Of flowers...

Spring is so slow,
Can' make up its mind;
One day it's warm--
the other--winds blow...
It's getting too late
For my seeds to sow..

The soil is wet
All clumpy and sodden;
Can' really dig it
Can't put anything in it
What's gonna happen
To my garden?

Gita



Mountaindweller
Dolan Springs, AZ
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2013
8:03 PM

Post #9495129

:>)

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

November 7, 2013
7:52 AM

Post #9704070

I'd love to help out with this thread, but:

I'm wracking my brain to no avail
Every time I try to rhyme i fail
Takes such a long time for me to get
A thought that rhymes well, and yet
Here I am having so much fun,
I'm sure this won't be the only one.

Out in the garden everything looks so sad
I'll have time to do other things now, and that's not bad
Gonna have lots of free time for the next few weeks.
Until I start seeding into pots that need tweeks
every day until spring when I put them outside
Where they'll grow and give me much pleasure and pride.


Please don't give me a grade on this, Gita.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2013
10:22 AM

Post #9704129

RRR_

You get an A+...Good job! See? It is not all that hard!

Not every Poem has to rhyme--you can write in "prose"--which reads
like a story--just broken up in lines in Poem form.

Personally--I like to rhyme things...makes my toes tap as I sit here
reading the 'ditties'

Glad to see this up and about
I am so happy--I want to shout!
Just a few lines-here and there,
Makes my day--and i don't care!

Gita
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

November 7, 2013
10:34 AM

Post #9704135

I never had any talent making a poem!!!
i enjoy reading them though.

Belle

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2013
4:44 PM

Post #9704342

bellieg--

Try it--it will come...please!

Think of a first line and take it from there.
Rhyming is cute--but not necessary...
Gita
Mountaindweller
Dolan Springs, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2013
6:33 AM

Post #9704630

You know, I'm sitting here so embarrassed... I wrote that poem about compost! I never thoug abut the 'other' poo when I wrote it! I'm going to do some editing now.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 17, 2013
6:53 AM

Post #9729523

As Christmas approaches, we find ourselves working with "the usual" greenery, sprucing up to make it look all Christmas-y. This year I find myself in a new situation...

Sung to the tune of "Oh Tannenbaum"...

Oh Allergies Oh Allergies
How pesky are thy sniffles
Not only dripping when I run
But when I’m sitting still and calm
Oh Allergies Oh Allergies
How pesky are thy sniffles!

Oh Allergies Oh Allergies
Why must you bother me now?
I’ve greens to pluck and wreaths to make
I’ve tons of swags to decorate
Oh Allergies Oh Allergies
Why must you bother me now?

Mountaindweller
Dolan Springs, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 17, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9729738

😄

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 17, 2013
5:11 PM

Post #9729807

Oh, Speedie----

I feel for you
and all that goo
that dribbles from your nose...

You take a pill
And gather your will
And go on working with the hose.

Best! G.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 18, 2013
3:00 AM

Post #9730030

No hoses for me today, thank you
If you make me use one I will spank you
It's freezing out there
And, I do declare
Should I use one I'd have to bid you "Adieu"! =)

(Thank you, I think the Claritin is helping a LOT!) XOXOXO
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

December 18, 2013
3:10 AM

Post #9730033

Such talent!! LOL!!!!

Belle

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 18, 2013
3:17 AM

Post #9730035

I had a hard time trying to think of something that would rhyme with "thank you". ;) heeheee!!
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

December 18, 2013
3:20 AM

Post #9730036

Early riser like me!!!

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 18, 2013
3:24 AM

Post #9730038

I was up at the crazy hour of 3:00 this morning. Dunno what got into me! (normally I get to sleep in until at least 4:15!) =)

Eeeek, and now it's time to hit the shower to get ready for work. Have a BLESSED day!! =)

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 18, 2013
4:30 AM

Post #9730062

Phew!!! Speedie---

I am glad that spank you was just to rhyme...I'm not "into" anything else...

:o/ Gita

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 19, 2013
3:27 AM

Post #9730500

HAAHAAHAAHAAAAAA Gita!!!!!!!! Nooooooo!!!!!!!!! I'm just GOOFY!!!!! =)

(not to mention, I am NOT at my best trying to rhyme so early in the morning) =P

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 19, 2013
9:08 AM

Post #9730659

And because you are---we ALL love you for it!!

Goofy is 100% OK in my book!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

December 24, 2013
7:19 AM

Post #9733565

I missed my chance to spread the poop
And now I need to rush,
To get the straw down on the frozen ground
Which re creates the lush,
That the plants put out each spring and summer
If they're given care,
Instead of the spindly show that happens
When my attention to them is rare.

Oh boy, I can't believe that I'm really going to send this.
Mountaindweller
Dolan Springs, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 24, 2013
4:43 PM

Post #9733836

Glad you did!!😊

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 25, 2013
3:25 AM

Post #9734006

BRAVO Roses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! < =D

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

December 26, 2013
3:55 PM

Post #9734848

To Roses:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue
You made a "ditty"--
Good for you!



YEAH!!! Gita

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2013
8:49 AM

Post #9735197

Too bad you can't see me taking my bows.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

January 19, 2014
6:49 AM

Post #9751093

What a great thread! I love it! ♥♥♥

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2014
2:58 AM

Post #9751636

Winter has come with days that are gray,
Spring seems a distant thought.
But then will the sun shine?
I trust so, for I need to plant all those seeds I bought.

Heh, heh, heh.



speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2014
3:21 AM

Post #9751643

That was GREAT!! < =D

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2014
3:41 AM

Post #9751650

:)

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2014
9:00 AM

Post #9751885

Welcome, Clive
To all this madness!
Now--stick around-
there's fun to be found,
Say good-by
To all your sadness...

Gita...:o))

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2014
12:19 PM

Post #9752016

TY, ya'll.

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2014
1:31 PM

Post #9752063

speedie---

YOUR turn! make it long...G.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2014
1:35 PM

Post #9752066

Oh dreary days of Winter
Where art thou end?
To the far shores of another world
This coldness I'd like to send

How I long for Spring's warm days
The sun shining in the dew
Warm sunny days of Spring,
Where for art thou, you??


There, how was that?? < =D

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2014
1:42 PM

Post #9752069

AWWWW--speedie---

You are GOOD!!!! Loved it--and SOOOO poetic???

Where atr thou???? I art at my computer all day...

--too much posting going on about all the Milorganite stuff...
Love it though. a bit of fresh blood in the ho-hum discussions...

Gita

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2014
1:54 PM

Post #9752079

LOL!! I wert (hahahaaa!!!) baking cookies earlier, and watching pre-game stuff that we recorded yesterday (gonna watch the 49'ers/seahawks game in about 10 minutes, Whee!!!). Now I art back... for a few minutes. =)

Gita Darling
Gita Dear
What art thou
Still doing here!?

Were you not to
go out and play?
Yet here ye be,
at the puter all day.

=P

Hahahaahaahaaa!!!!!!!!!!!! I crack me up!! < =D

This message was edited Jan 21, 2014 7:04 AM

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 20, 2014
5:19 PM

Post #9752201

Love it--Susan dahling!!!

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