Comments : Deadly flora

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Brenda,

    A wonderful creative write. I can only imagine how much research it took to pick out the plants of death. I love mushrooms, especially woodland varieties. Those red domed ones that look like they've been sprinkled with sea salt. Shall I pluck one and then on my way home have and bite off a chunk? Maybe not, eh? Lol

    Super stuff.

    Take care,

    Michael

    P.s. dinner at yours then?

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Michael, lol-yes, I love mushrooms too. I think you should leave those delicious looking red ones alone! I had fun researching these plants-I learned a lot-so much beauty, so deadly. You are welcome to come for dinner anytime-I would never serve dangerous food to someone I like-lol...my ex, well...totally different story...just saying...take care-Brenda

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Hello Brenda.

    I love walking in the countryside with my dogs, particularly the woods, and am aware of a few of the varieties you have pointed out.
    We went to Cornwall for a week last year and Foxglove is everywhere. As beautiful as it is to look at, I believe that can give you a rather disagreeable stomach too - although, I'm not sure why you would be eating Foxglove! Anyway, my oldest boy worries a fair bit and that fact practically ruined his holiday!
    This is a wonderful write and really creative as Michael says; I love the scattering of rhyme and alliteration you have employed throughout this piece.
    Nominated.

    Take care and all the very best,
    Ben

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Hi Ben, thank you so much! I did read that Foxglove is toxic also. I can't see anyone eating Foxglove either but one never knows. I feel so bad for your son! Poor little man-stressing over dangerous plants. I had fun with this write-it was neat to go to the dark side on something so beautiful. enjoy your walks and enjoy your weekend-Brenda

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Brenda, I really like this one. Very creative and imagery filled. Love the scatters of rhyming throughout.

    There are so many others
    just as deadly
    in Mother Natures' beautiful arsenal
    all there for the taking
    all there for the killing
    so think twice
    before you pluck
    that lovely bloom
    for it really could be
    the bringer of doom...
    ^^
    Love this last stanza because it's so true. You never know what is poisonous or not.

    Em

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Em, thank you so much! It was interesting to learn about these different plants. These are only a few, there were so many to choose from. I'm glad you liked it! Take care-Brenda P.S. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Hello Brenda what a beautiful write and so very true. Don't plug and try unless you are sure what it is. Take care

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Dagmar, thank you so much! After doing the research I'm almost afraid to pick any kind of plant-lol. I was at the local nursery and I was mentally thinking-"this one is toxic, that one is, this one will cause a rash..." crazy to think how many of these will actually kill you. Enjoy your weekend! Happy Mother's Day to you! Brenda

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Thanks everyone! I will add more to this- I have been psycho busy at work - I just wanted you all to know I really appreciate your comments!

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Brenda, wow. What a lot of interesting facts woven into your poetry and what a refreshing different view of nature. Nice to read and also educational it must have taken you ages to write. Well done on a unique enjoyable piece. Milly x

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Milly, hello! Thank you so much! It was a lot of fun doing the research for this-I really learned a lot. I was bummed because I had missed Andrea's Earth Day contest and this idea popped into my head-let's do dark! I'm really glad you liked it-Happy Mother's Day to you! Brenda

  • 1 year ago

    by Bob Shank

    Like so many people I've met, they seem nice, until you get to know them, loved this, as beautiful as nature is, it definitely can be deadly.

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Oh for sure! People can be extremely nice on the outside and totally psycho on the inside. Thank you for reading this, I'm glad you liked it.

  • 1 year ago

    by GB

    Hi Brenda,
    A wonderful piece with so much information included, I like the message at the end as well, it's a different beautiful read :)

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much-I really enjoyed writing this, it really was a lot of fun and I learned a lot myself. Take care-Brenda

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Congratulations!!!

    Well done Brenda; a deadly poem with a lively result!!

    Take care,

    Michael

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Thanks Michael! This really is exciting! Like I had said, this was a lot of fun to write -

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Congratulations Brenda!

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Ben! Thank you also for nominating me, that really means a lot-take care!

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Congratulations on a very well deserved win. take care Milly x

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Thanks Milly! Enjoy your day!

  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congrats on your win Brends

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Dagmar!

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    Hi Brenda....Just beautiful

    Michael x

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Michael! I really enjoyed writing this-

  • 1 year ago

    by Darren

    Judges comment

    Reminds me of something Seamus Heaney would write, 'blackberries' spring to mind. A poem that talks about how wonderful nature is but then warns us at the same time. In his case it was about overindulging, in this case a warning about how deadly some of these plants can be.
    A shame triffids weren't on the list.
    'List' is the saline point with this piece for me, some great narrative, great descriptions. Obviously a great deal of research has gone into this, yet it reads a little 'shopping list' so a 7 this time.

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Darren, thank you so much for all your wonderful comments. I did struggle with forming this so I definitely know what you meant by the "shopping list". So many deadly plants, so many to choose from. Thank you again-