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dilly-dally of dandelions

The base word “dally,” from old French used to mean to chat idly. dilly-dally of dandelions - seeds on fire, blown downward. inspire molten icing— erupting, disrupting the perfect garden of peace. dilly-dally, those tongues wagging like puppy tails. such excitement, seems friendly, enticing— it’s dicey; the splintering of rivulets, they run dripping from waterfall lips, diving off the precarious cliff - trampolines everywhere, but they’re missed. the kiss of candy-sweet news, the licorice-twist… she can’t place a hand over her own gaping hole. the dog bites the hand that tries to scold. the slap-happy hoarding of gossip - the girl can’t get enough. when it’s not on the wire, she turns to the swoon of reality t.v. salivating, with ears like a drainage ditch, or a sinkhole, a muddy swamp. she loves it. they don’t. run. she’s trouble. 11/19/2022

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Date: 11/28/2022 9:37:00 AM
Kim, I like this fun, playful poem.
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Date: 11/27/2022 1:13:00 AM
Wow. This is a fave. I just love what you did here. Excellent writing and poetry. God bless you always. Love, Gina
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Date: 11/21/2022 6:40:00 PM
"dilly-dally, those tongues wagging like puppy tails. such excitement, seems friendly, enticing— it’s dicey; the splintering of rivulets, they run" Love it! Very creative.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/22/2022 9:48:00 AM
Thanks, Joe!
Date: 11/21/2022 6:39:00 PM
To dally IS Old French 15th century) "dalier", and gad the then meaning to amuse oneself in flirtatious talk. Dally today means to waste time and indulge in one's own agenda (like gossiping) without concern for others. Appreciate how the fourth stanza brings that out. / Maurice
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/22/2022 9:47:00 AM
Thank you, Maurice
Date: 11/20/2022 1:35:00 AM
You dilly-dallied with every imagination.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/20/2022 5:19:00 PM
lol…thanks :)
Date: 11/19/2022 6:06:00 PM
A highly esoteric poem, Kim ! Couldn't fathom into its depths !
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/20/2022 5:19:00 PM
Basically about the trouble one gets into when they gossip.
Date: 11/19/2022 12:15:00 PM
- Really creative writing, Kim ... lines that brought smiles ... :) - hugs
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 11/20/2022 5:18:00 PM
Thank you, Anne-Lise!