Dog Rose

Dog Rose

A Poem by Delmar Cooper
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Short rows of words that rhyme

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(Dog Rose:  A semi-wild variety held by the ancients to cause fits of doggerel.)

A malicious pixie has been loose on my place.

I say to you, surely, into my garden she crept.

Dandelion, crab, and other grasses she seeded

On soil that I tilled, and nourished, and weeded.

She marred; she despoiled that one friable space

With weeds of all manner she sowed as I slept,

And lesser than I would have hung head and wept.

I’ll be up with the sun before the dew has receded

With rake and with trowel her mischief unmake

Revenge in the roses is the vengeance I’ll take

© 2021 Delmar Cooper


Author's Note

Delmar Cooper
I read a poem by rew (not her real name) about weeds and roses. Go see her poem for the real deal.

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there is unrest in the fields but he will not go gently into that good garden! all manner of intruders will blow to defile the toil of hands bled for the sanctity of province! fight you must with hatchet spade or scythe to vanquish the interlopers who would steal your sweated bounty! rage my friend... RAGE

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Delmar Cooper

2 Weeks Ago

Rage? Well I am slightly pissed off. I'll plead down to that.



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there is unrest in the fields but he will not go gently into that good garden! all manner of intruders will blow to defile the toil of hands bled for the sanctity of province! fight you must with hatchet spade or scythe to vanquish the interlopers who would steal your sweated bounty! rage my friend... RAGE

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Delmar Cooper

2 Weeks Ago

Rage? Well I am slightly pissed off. I'll plead down to that.
You have humour Delmar. I like that. You know any gardner worth his salt knows that he has to invest as much time removing weeds as planting potential beauties. I like the dog rose, mainly in hedgerows. That rhymes too. This is definitely a poem. Doggerel is for others not on this page:)

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

So there is Dog Rose after all? I constructed the creature to fit my needs. Now I find it was the.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Yes, and very fragile and pretty pink it is too :)
I'd say this is the real deal! Took me back in time, feels like your garden is beneath a castle in England. Lovely poem, darned dog rose.

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Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

Thanks for reading and for graciously assuming I have a castle, a real garden and a rose when all I .. read more
PamiAnde

1 Month Ago

Asked my husband ("Wilford") what "doggerel" was. You're funny. And you're welcome!
It seems the constant battle between beauty and the beast.
Take care - Dave

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading and taking time to comment. Yeah. but I'd have said 'beauty and the pest'.
Dave

1 Month Ago

Okay - you're right, pest is best.
Take care - Dave
Yes. I am a gardener. It's my place to go and cry or be symbolic. Or just to see if the neighbor lady who lives behind me is still of this earth. But let me say this about your command..... You got it. dana

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

A gardener? I had you pegged as a hardwired urbane all asphalt type of person. Live and learn eh? .. read more
Our climbing rose seems to have croaked over the winter
a sad scenario but perhaps sparing us some of your anx

Posted 1 Month Ago


Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

beware the Resurrection of the climbing pose, from the roots shoot anew
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rew
watcher mean not her real nime?

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Delmar Cooper

2 Months Ago

Sorry I meant to type name.
A fun read! A gardener's nightmare. Here's hoping that that the rose thorns do the trick. :)


Posted 2 Months Ago


Delmar Cooper

2 Months Ago

You said it. I think that bag of weed seed really does exist.

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Delmar Cooper
Delmar Cooper

Trussville, AL



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I write- a little. I don't write to reinvent the wheel, or discover fire. I just drag along from sentence to sentence hoping for a spark. more..

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