Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Spare The Rod Spoil The Tomatoes

Staked the tomatoes today,
they’ve gotten tall enough
to be tethered to rigid control.
Sun and water are necessary peers,
but, could cause them to fall.

11 comments:

sage said...

Wow, wonderful, what a metaphor for the need of peers and guidance/structure in life.

Janice Thomson said...

I agree, the metaphor is great!...so much seen in Nature is applicable to our lives.

polona said...

yes, great metaphor!
another gem of a poem, pat!

david santos said...

O dia 25 de Abril de 1974 foi o dia do derrube da ditadura fascista em Portugal, a chamada REVOLUÇÃO DOS CRAVOS, e a queda do (poder) dos inimigos do povo. 25 de Abril, sempre.

Day 25 of April of 1974 was the day of it knocks down of the dictatorship fascist in Portugal, the call REVOLUTION OF the flowers, and the fall of the power of the enemies of the people. 25 of April, forever!
يوم 25 نيسان 1974 كان يوم تقرع عليها من الديكتاتوريه الفاشيه في البرتغال والدعوة للثورة الزهور ، وسقوط سلطة أعداء الشعب. 25 نيسان ، الى الابد!


День 25 апреля 1974 года, в день он постучит в воздухе фашистской диктатуры в Португалии слово О РЕВОЛЮЦИИ цветы, и падение власти враги народа. 25 апреля, навсегда!
Le jour 25 d'avril de 1974 était le jour de lui frappe vers le bas du fasciste de dictature au Portugal, de la RÉVOLUTION d'appel des fleurs, et de la chute de la puissance des ennemis du peuple. 25 d'avril, pour toujours !
Tag 25 von April von 1974 war der Tag von ihm klopft unten vom Diktaturfaschisten in Portugal, von der Anruf REVOLUTION der Blumen und vom Fall der Energie der Feinde von den Leuten. 25 von April, für immer
25天41974年的一天,它拍下來的法西斯獨裁政權,葡萄牙 號召革命的鮮花,秋天的權力得到人民的敵人. 25日,永不停息

gautami tripathy said...

That is wonderful. I loved the title very much.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

the title is perfect!! :)

floots said...

nice one - especially that title :)

Russell Ragsdale said...

If I leave a comment there will be an echo in here! (And so I think I have)

Pat Paulk said...

Thanks Sage!! I think the poem needs some tweaking, but the metaphor is appropriate.

Thanks Janice!!

Thanks Polona!!

Thanks Gautami!!

Thanks Andrew!!

Thanks Floots!!

Russell, I think there's one more echo of thanks!!

jel said...

love the tom a toes !! :)

Hong said...

Cool!