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Summer days are short... (untitled tanka)
August 28, 2013
9:50 pm
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Summer days are short,

so I taste a single grape

in hopes they are ripe.

Satisfied, I pick them all--

only to find most sour.

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
August 30, 2013
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I normally can't stand limitations on poetry such as Highcoo and tanka......................... this one had a sort of flat comedic retribution to it. The picture being that you had eaten a single grape and had gotten the one grape that was ripe. Then worked your a$$ off picking the rest.................................. and.................... sour grapes! Had you only tested one more grape................... Good job..........

Those individuals who deem themselves perfect barely scratch an elbow in their fall from grace. Wm Steele
August 30, 2013
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Saddest part? True story... I picked out as many ripe ones as I could, weren't many, and dried the rest... au natural sour patch kids from hell... I might try dusting them with sugar to see if it makes them edible. AND now I know when to pick my grapes :) .

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
August 30, 2013
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That's hard core.................. You get an A for effort. I'd have happily pitched em all in a pile in my garden to rot for compost. But given my current attitude towards the sickening little round fruits, I may just have cut the whole vines and tossed em.......................

Those individuals who deem themselves perfect barely scratch an elbow in their fall from grace. Wm Steele
August 30, 2013
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I was thinking of your recent relationship with the little round fruits when I responded... LOL, I'd say that has gone sour as well :) .

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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