Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Please vote for your favorite poem!
Please vote for your favorite poem using the the voting poll to your right. One vote per user name. Anyone can vote! Voting will end next Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 12 Noon. The winner will receive $15 worth of items from my two Etsy shops, namely Honey Bee Crochet and 365 Days of Christmas. Voting starts now until next Wednesday, June 24th, 2009. Thank you! The poem entries that I received are as follow: Poem #1 by Kate I have an orange kitten; he's smart and soft and sweet. His tail curls round and warms his toes his fur is kept quite neat. At times he nibbles 'pon my toes; at times he bumps my head. At times he purrs and purrs and purrs, at times he swats instead. But do not think this cat so soft is pure and innocent; emerges from his butt at times a most amazing scent. But kitten mine, I love him so 'spite all his stink and claws; the sweetest child the world has known holds my heart in his paws. Poem #2 by Gingerof The Gingerbread House CROCHET-- My son watches me intent In his eyes it looks like fun that shiny, metallic blue hook Round and round he watches the ball of yarn bounce He reaches for it and is startled when I pull from it making it jerk and spin Laughter from the depths of his precious soul Dare he touch it? When I lay it across the chair to take a well deserved break I watch as he gently picks up the hook then the yarn And with all seriousness and concentration he twists that hook 'round about flipping the yarn Giddy with excitement he squeals And I squeal Crochet Poem #3 by Donna LIKE SEEDS THAT EVOLVE INTO TREES THE MOMENTS WE SHARE TODAY ARE TOMORROWS LESSONS YOUR WISDOM WASHING OVER ME SUBDUING ME WITH A CALMNESS THAT I HAVE NEVER KNOWN SHOWING ME THE RAINBOW THAT IS WITHIN EACH OF US AND THE TRUTH THAT LIES WITHIN ALL THE PICTURE THAT I HAD CREATED OF LOVE WIPED CLEAN REPLACED NOW WITH WARM INTIMATE COLORS THAT LIKE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO TOUCH ME LONG AFTER THE PICTURE FADES GUIDING ME FROM AFAR AND HELPING ME TO GROW THE DEPTH OF MY LOVE FOR YOU YOU WILL NEVER KNOW FOR THE MILES WILL SOON BE BETWEEN US AND I’LL HAVE TO LET YOU GO AND ALTHOUGH A LESSON WILL HAVE BEEN LEARNED IN MY HEART, I’LL STILL BE LOVING YOU SO Poem #4 by Kimmi For so long I have wanted,waited to fill that empty feeling. They say, "you're too old, too busy" and so I just grin But still that empty feeling burns within. I have raised 3 fine young children with much joy But yet I want another baby girl or baby boy. Here in my heart, I know it's time to move on and do the things I didn't do before. I gave up on the thought of a new bundle of joy to fill the empty nest Now, to my surprise, we're having a blessed little guest! My first grand baby is on it's way Into my heart on that upcoming, most special day! Poem #5 by Jessof The Beneficial Bee A tree is like me It grows all year long It sings a sweet song as its branches sway in the wind. A tree hasn't one friend It sits all alone at the edge of a brook or in a meadow Staring at its long dark shadow. Poem #6 by Joy Special Memories Of Time Traveling Life With The Ones I Love My Daughter and I Dakota Sunsets Colorado Rainstorms Montana Skies Shared hopes and dreams, futures and pasts. My Son and I Honolulu Sunrises Botanical Parks Bus trips to everywhere and nowhere in particular Shared thoughts and stories, philosophies and life. My Firstborn and I Roadside Stops Parks and Venues Photographs and Dancing Shared scriptures and songs, picnics and poetry. I love YOU ! ! ! Poem #7 by Samantha of Samantha's Art Studio Buzz, buzz, honey bee flying in the sky, give me kisses when you fly by. Sweetheart Salad (Makes 2 servings) 6 oz. chicken breasts 1/2 cup Honey of a Dressing 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup sweet red pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced 4 quarts packed spinach leaves 1/4 cup sliced radishes Marinate chicken in 1/4 cup dressing at least 2 hours or overnight, refrigerated. Drain and reserve marinade. Heat oil in non-stick pan and stir-fry chicken until juices run clear. Add pepper, onion, mushrooms and reserved marinade; stir-fry 1 minute. Add spinach leaves and toss in pan until barely wilted. Add radishes and toss to mix. Honey of a Dressing (Makes 3/4 cup ) 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Combine vinegar and honey; mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Protein: 0 g Fat Total: 0 g Sodium: 89 mg Carbohydrates: 8 g Calories from Fat: 0% Cholesterol: 0 mg Calories: 30 Dietary Fiber: <1 g ENJOY! ... AND REMEMBER TO THANK YOUR HONEY BEES!