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My mom was quite an all flower expert. oh yes, she knew all those long Latin names; I sighed- so to English she did revert. Grow we whispered- to all those flower dames! High, high they would all grow in the rich dirt, blow your seeds- with swirling and whirling games! Such silly names like bee balm- bugle weed. touch the soft candy tuft and hearts that bleed ! ___________________________ June 6, 2019 Poetry/Ottava Rima/Modified/Watching the Flowers Grow Copyright Protected, ID 1150-353-02 All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym. Written for the contest, Rima Ottava sponsor, Charles Messina Second Place

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Date: 7/1/2019 2:25:00 PM
Dear Heart, this is a wonderful poem and so well done! Congratulations on your win :) Hugs Charlie
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 7/1/2019 3:09:00 PM
Charles, thanks so much for the contest and for my great placement, appreciate ~
Date: 6/9/2019 3:22:00 AM
I love bee balm; I grow it, and the bumble bees consider it their own property. They rarely let me take their photos as they bzz in and out. Nice one! I am certain your mother would have had a Latin word for bee balm, Constance.
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/9/2019 12:04:00 PM
Caren, the butterflies and hummingbirds love Bee Balm too. We planted it in the dappled sun. It actually has a Spanish name, Bergamot. It was named by a Spanish botanist Nicholas Monardes (1493-1588) thanks for visiting ~
Date: 6/6/2019 3:02:00 PM
Very nice. I enjoyed this :)
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/7/2019 8:27:00 AM
Heidi, thanks for the compliment ~
Date: 6/6/2019 9:41:00 AM
oh so sweet and such fun with the humour in the using english names instead of latin and such clever rhyme. I am just writing mine it is quite a challenge Charlie has set for us:-) good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/6/2019 10:36:00 AM
Jan thanks tor the nice comment and I am looking forward to reading yours!