Voice of the Turtle

          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,
          Bachelor Buttons
          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!

~ Connie ~

"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)

[ by: Connie Hinnen Cook Copyright © 2006 (cjcook@mynewroads.com) -- from Connie Hinnen Cook ]


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