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A Natural Oddity, To Be Sure

Do you see a flower or...something else?

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Comment from Jmf4119
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A lovely 5/7/5 poem for the contest.
I appreciated the notes and explanation of the Life-saver plant. Certainly in a natural oddity.

Well done and good luck in the contest.
Blessings
Janet

 Comment Written 20-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 20-Jan-2019
    Thanx so much for your comments and your review, Janet -- much appreciated! :)
Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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Oh wow, oh wow! I LOVE this 5-7-5 poem. I not only learned something to add to my collection of odd flowers (I have a book about strange orchids), but the poem itself is s-w-e-e-t! (Yes,pun intended too. LOL)

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2019
    Isn't that just the strangest thing!? :) :) I took one look at it and just knew that had to be my 'flower focus' - LOL! :) :) It comes in all 'shades' of red from the bright here to a much more 'chocolate' red which looks like a chocolate doughnut on a fancy plate! :) :) Thanx again for the wonderful review, ma'am -- take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written 5-7-5 poem about the wild-cherry life-saver plant that reminds of the kife-saver candy. It is indeed a beautiful and rare plant which I did not see in real life before.

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2019
    Thank you so much for the read and review, Sandra -- always so good to hear from you! :) ;)
Comment from Dean Kuch
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What an interesting flower you've chosen, Anonymous Poet.
I have never seen nor heard of this plant before now, after reading your 5-7-5 entry.
They look a lot like a chocolate doughnut sitting on a star shaped napkin.
Or maybe I'm just hungry.
Best of luck to you in the contest.
~Dean

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2019
    It's really weird, huh? And, you are SO right on the doughnut....especially given the fact that the 'reddish' shade comes in everything from a bright, cherry red to a chocolate red which looks just like your doughnut! :) :) So glad you enjoyed -- and interesting? Oh, yeah, you know this anonymous poet over here -- gotta go for the unique!! :) :) Take care! :)
reply by Dean Kuch on 19-Jan-2019
    I thought the Corpse Flower was strange.
    But this one takes the cake (or the doughnut, as the case might be, lol).
    Good luck!
    ~Dean
Comment from LisaMay
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Well, that is certainly different! Thank you for the botanical explanation as I have never heard of it let alone seen it...I thought you must have handcrafted it as a Christmas decoration.
I liked how you flowed the poem on after that terrific opening line.

 Comment Written 19-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2019
    LOL! :) Thanx for the smile this morning, Lisa -- so glad you enjoyed! :) ;) Take care and have a great day! :)
reply by LisaMay on 19-Jan-2019
    Thanks for your nice reply!
Comment from Mark D. R.
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added enjoyment is seeing something that you did not know existed in nature

your text and illustration complement each other 'wholly' LOL

not quite sure if your 'wild-cherry' needs to be in caps or hyphenated - you will know why you did

check out the internet for how your 'LifeSavers' should be shown; possibly you really wanted to say "... 'life saver' plant"

best wishes in this prompt entry

 Comment Written 18-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2019
    Thank you for the review, Mark - I removed the hyphen, was definitely a typo. It is capitalized because it is the named flavor. Lifesaver plant is one word just like the candy since that's is namesake (see botanical explanation in author notes)... I simply wrote it like the candy is spelled. :)
Comment from Dan McCurdy
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I will never not be in favor of surprise Candy. The 5-7-5 form is quite useful for conveying surprise, and you made the best of that. Now, excuse me, its time to go and get something sweet. If my wife yells, I am blaming you.

 Comment Written 18-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2019
    Thanx for the review and the smile this morning, Dan -- both are both welcome and appreciated!! :) ;) Please be sure to stop by any time - contest or no - just for a visit...always something goin' on 'round here! :) :) Take care! :)
Comment from Miss Sherry
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This plant is startling...have never seen one before. What a rarity! I love the gem you have made of this. I would love to see one in person. Thank you for educating us on this pretty thing. If I had a yard, I would get one.

 Comment Written 18-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2019
    They're so cool, aren't they? :) ;) Thank you for your review, Sherry -- much appreciated. :)
reply by Miss Sherry on 19-Jan-2019
    So pretty!!
Comment from Raul1
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That is sure some weird cherry flower plant. I like your poem. It's easy to read and I understand it. No grammatical errors. Thanks for sharing! Good luck in the contest!

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 Comment Written 18-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 18-Jan-2019
    What would you suggest needs to be corrected, Raul? A four- star means there are things that need to be fixed, although you do not specify them. Thank you so much for the clarification. ;)
Comment from Sugarray77
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Excellent job on showcasing this unique and odd flower.... it is so pretty with the dark red ring that really does look like a lifesaver. Good luck in the competition with this one.

Melissa

 Comment Written 18-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 19-Jan-2019
    Thank you for your review, Melissa -- much appreciated. :)