Lori Witzel's pictures, poems and other souvenirs and artifacts.
Ah, the antidote for when things fall apart---W. B., are you listening? ;D.Really wonderful photo, with great texture and color contrasts.
Misalliance By Flanders and SwanFrom the album "At The Drop Of A Hat" The fragrant Honeysuckle spirals clockwise to the sunand many other creepers do the sameBut some climb anticlockwise,the Bindweed does for one,or Convovulus, to give her proper name.Rooted on either side a doorone of each species grewand raced up to the window ledge aboveEach corkscrewed to the lintel in the only way it knewwhere they stopped, touched tendrils, smiledand fell in love.Said the right-handed Honeysuckle to the left handed Bindweed'oh let us get married if our parents don't mind we'dbe loving and inseparable, inextricably entwined we'dlive happily ever after' said the Honeysuckle to the Bindweed.To the Honeysuckle's parents it came as a shock,the Bindweeds, they cried, 'are inferior stock,They're uncultivated, of breeding bereftWe twine to the right and they twine to the left'.Said the anticlockwise Bindweed to the clockwise Honeysuckle;'We'd better start savingMany a mickle mac's a muckleThen run away on a honeymoon and hope that out luck'lltake a turn for the better', said the Bindweed to the Honeysuckle.A bee who was passing exclaimed to them then;'I've said it before and I'll say it againConsider your offshoots, if offshoots there be,They'll never receive any blessing from me'.Poor little sucker, how will it learnWhen it is climbing, which way to turn,Right, Left, what a disgraceOur it may go straight up and fall flat on its face.Said the right-hand thread Honeysuckle to the left-hand thread Bindweed'It seems that against us all fate has combinedOh my darling, oh my darlingOh my darling Columbinethou art lost and gone foreverWe shall never intertwine'.Together they found them, the very next dayThey had pulled up their roots and just shrivelled awayDeprived of that freedom for which we must fightTo veer to the left or to veer to the right.
Entwining with the twining twine.... lovely.
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