"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Magpie 26-Water

A watering can is so easy to use
Just fill it
And spill it
And your plants will grow
So simple and I'm so easily amused
Filling it
Spilling it
Watching the water flow
Around the roots the water oozes
I filled it
And spilled it
Voila! It's a garden show

39 comments:

Tattered and Lost said...

You give such life to this little old can. I can imagine this a poem for a child. Very nice.

Stafford Ray said...

Hi Cathe, a watering can is so low tech like your lovely bright and simple celebration of spashing water about. Made me feel good.

little hat said...

lovely. Lots of flow here.

Suz said...

oh my this one was fun
I could see it all
well done

Catalyst said...

"Fill it and spill it"

Well said!

Jingle said...

cute repetitions...
lovely magpie!

Tumblewords: said...

I think I spot a green thumb here! :)
Love: Voila! It's a garden show!

cosmoscami said...

A fun flow to this one.

madamebutterfly said...

Isn't it a joy to use?

christine said...

Pretty little poem to go with your pretty flowers I am sure.
Christine

Sue J said...

A very lively poem. I enjoyed it :)

Angie Muresan said...

Great flow and rhyme. Truly delightful!

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Patience said...

clever transition with 'fill' and 'spill.' i think that really held the poem together really well, keeping the stanzas flowing. great job playing around with the words.

Aoife.Troxel said...

Nice and upbeat! I'll be humming this today...fill it and spill it, fill it and spill it, filling it, spilling it, just look at the garden grow!

paul said...

Lovely poem. :-)

Systematic Weasel said...

The poem has a wonderful, and you give so much life to the old watering can. Great magpie!

-Weasel

Carrie Burtt said...

Your watering can flows with water all over just like the beauty of your words! :-)

ninotaziz said...

What lovely cadence and lilt!

Mama Zen said...

This is so fun!

Helen said...

Delightful little read!

annell said...

This was good!

Friko said...

have fun!

Linda said...

Absolutely wonderful. Such a happy magpie!

Brian Miller said...

this has a really fun feel to it...and wonder...beautiful magpie!

Martin H. said...

The simple act of encouraging growth. Great feel-good factor in this one.

Paul C said...

Enjoy the rhythmic nature of the poem.

Doc FTSE said...

Neat poem from very simple idea!

Doc FTSE said...

Very neat poem from a nice, simple idea.

Lyn said...

This has a wonderful lilt..you do have a way with words!

willow said...

Love that fill and spill!

steveroni said...

Conjugation of two verbs:
FILL AND SPILL
FILLING AND SPILLING
FILLED AND SPILLED

STAR of the Garden Show:
THE WATERING CAN!!!!!!!

LOVED it!

Thank you for visiting.
Steve

~T~ said...

When my son was turning four, the birthday present he desired was a watering can. I guess this is why!

kathew said...

"T"'s remarks to me reminded me of when my boys were little how I used to keep them entertained on a hot summer day. I would give each of them a bucket of water and a clean paintbrush and they would then go around the outside of the house "painting" it with water! They had great fun and it usually ended up with all of us having a water fight-great way to cool off!
Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

Janice said...

Clever and catchy...I like the use of repetition.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

I love it. You did a great job. Fill it and spill it. From now on when I water my flowers I am going to tell HH (Handsome Husband) I am going to fill it and spill it. LOL. Thanks for stopping by.
QMM

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kathew: Really, really love this fun poem! Like an old children's rhyme; bright eyed and bushy tailed! Love it!And I think I can remember this "Fill it; Spill it!". Excellent!

rel said...

Kathew,
Simple, yet complex... give a little get a lot.
rel

Felicitas said...

Such a sweet little rhyme - I loved it!

Karen S said...

I really like this -- clever repetition.