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Iris, Misunderstood


Passionate Iris

Loves me so.

She flags me down,

And says, “Don’t go!

You look delicious,

If not nutritious.

One slurp is all I need.”


Passionate Iris,

Silly goose

With her gaggle of girlfriends

On the loose.

“Not YOU, just WATER,” the irises shout,

And pant with their tongues hanging out.


Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

34 thoughts on “Iris, Misunderstood

  1. It’s amazing what one slurp can do. Beautiful!

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  2. It’s my middle name – spelt Iiris 🙂

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  3. Thanks for the reminder Anneli..my lovely lilac bush is making the same demands. Very pretty photos.

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  4. Such a beautiful flower. The flowers become human in your very cute poem.

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  5. Lovely entry. Thanks. Yes, we need to look at our flowers and say thanks to them for cheering us along life’s pathway.

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  6. Very lovely flowers, I have them too in my garden but mine are not in bloom yet, so they are not thirsty. But we have a different soil than you do over there. I love your pictures.

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  7. Beautiful Irises! Mine are blooming too, although mine are a pale yellow with purple tongues. 🙂

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  8. I like the poetry! and the lovely photos.

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  9. I love it when you anthropomorphize in your posts!!! You do it soooo well!

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    • Thanks. I think that comes from having taught primary grades for so many years.

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      • From all the picture books?! I love adult books that do that–like the Mrs. Murphy mystery series.

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        • Actually, I used puppets and props a lot and made my voice funny, doing mini puppet shows (without the stage – just sitting on my chair with the kids on the mat around me) and we learned a lot of things “from those puppets.” I had a teddy bear that interacted with a lot of the kids. He had very movable arms and legs and his head was moved easily, so he was very animated when he talked to the kids about the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, or whatever we were learning that day.The kids paid close attention to the bear. More than they might have if I’d just stood there and said the same things.

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          • Oh, I love it!! I can just imagine this. So much easier for kids to communicate this way. On a tiny bit related note, I sent my great niece a video on her grandpa’s phone of me and one of my cats and he said she watched it 7 times in a row, fascinated by me talking behind the cat.


        • Kids just love that pretend kind of learning. I really teaching that way. We had fun.


  10. Gaggle of girlfriends is beautiful!

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  11. Lovely Iris and poetry Anneli; the Iris’ are abounding, like the slurp and gaggle of them
    A few I have , are scented, smell like grape freshie. Grapealade, slurp.

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  12. Hi am giddy with the scent of irises and the idea of their “tongues” hanging out, Anneli! 🙂 xo

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  13. Great imagery and images. Iris are such heavy drinkers, too. 🙂

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