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Merry Queen of Squash

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Merry Queen of Squash

Pumpkin, merry queen of squash,
regnant on accord.
With a smooth and ribb-ed rind
clad in pepo-orange,
two strikes to sever
from the vine.

*Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded by order of her cousin Queen Elizabeth of England in
1587.  Detailed accounts record it took two strikes of the axe to sever her head completely.  

**A pumpkin is truly the sovereign of gourd squashes. .  Ironically, the word 'gourd' is also a slang
term for 'head' giving this poem a most appropriate ending whichever way you look at it!.

***The word ribb-ed in the third line is read as two syllables.

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  1. Date: 1/16/2013 2:22:00 PM
    I love intelligent use of language. Well done!

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 5:42:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 4:23:00 AM
    The poem is truly amazing.10million pounds for your symbolism!

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 6:56:00 AM
    Love this Thvia, very unique, and love the history lesson, congrats awesome poem. Harry

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 5:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Thvia in John Heck's contest "Eat Me Epulaeryu". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 8:13:00 PM
    symbolisms abound with a great poetic touch, thyvia.. … congrats to you for the high win :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 2:52:00 PM
    truly a most clever epulaeryu, Thvia. WEll deserved win. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 1:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on the third place win in the contest, Thvia

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 11:32:00 AM
    Just the title won me over!! Congrats Thvia ....a great win!!

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 11:22:00 AM
    Congrats Thvia on your excellent win in this contest luv with a delightful treat to eat and enjoy .. amazing words as always luv..

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 11:18:00 AM
    BRILLIANT. ABSOLUTLY! So creative, Thvia. Many congrats on your TOP-NOTCH WIN. Elaine

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 11:14:00 AM
    Very, very clever, Thvia! Congratulations on taking third place in John's contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 11:01:00 AM
    Good to see your poem in the top 3, Thvia. Congratulations on your honored 3th place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 11:32:00 PM
    soup mail...BG

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 12:16:00 AM
    this poem is full of it...^_^ v

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 8:10:00 AM
    This is delightful.....clever and terrific!! Love the are a wit!!:)

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 5:08:00 PM
    Oh, the analogy to Mary, Queen of Scots is priceless, Thvia! What a brilliant write! I'm sure this will be a winner. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 11:39:00 AM
    What a clever epulaeryu you have here Thvia :)! But now I want pumpkin pie ;) -- thanks for adding the notes below here too-- very informative :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 10:56:00 PM
    : D ....Wonderful topic for an Epulaeryu, Thvia!!! Im LMAO!! Good luck in Barbara's Contest...she'll love it! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 4:51:00 PM
    cool, i like the whole background info, i never knew that, enjoyed, have a good one...P.D.