Monday, 18 June 2018

Poetry Monday: Garden Gnome

It's Poetry Monday, and the theme is "garden gnome."

Join Diane, Delores and me as we tackle this theme! Feel free to leave your own poem at any of our blogs. Or, if you wish to post it on your own blog, please leave us a comment to let us know where to find you.

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No preamble this week! Dive right in :)


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O Garden Gnome

O pointy-hatted garden gnome
It's terribly sad you cannot roam
You're out in all inclement weather
Because your legs are stuck together


Unfortunately, the snow is so deep you can't actually SEE his legs.


(Photo: Pixabay)
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That's it for this week! Uncharacteristically short, I know, but then -- so are gnomes 😄


Do YOU have a garden gnome? Do you have any garden ornaments? Do tell!


Update:  Next week's theme is "vacation days" . . .




36 comments:

  1. Haha. No I don't have a Garden Gnome but I have a squirrel and a pheasant. Not really my choice, as they were in my mother's garden and ended up here in ours.

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    1. Yours probably blend in better than a gnome would :)

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  2. We have a gnome (which looks rather like himself) and rather a LOT of garden ornaments.
    Smiling at your poor gnome's plight. And your poem.

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    1. Maybe a tour of your garden ornaments would make an idea for a blog post!

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  3. Short and sweet :)
    I have several garden gnomes, only one is in the garden right now, the rest are inside my back porch waiting for their hats to get repainted, and I have three in my lounge room that are far too good to go into the garden where they might get stolen.

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    1. People seem to want to steal gnomes, don't they?!

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  4. Your gnome looks like he is in need of a Travelocity vacation.

    No gnomes, but I have frogs. They are supposed to be good luck in gardens.

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  5. Short and sweet, says it just like it should, I like this one.
    Briony
    x

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  6. Ha! Ha! I love your short gnome poem. Here's mine:-

    NORMAN THE GNOME

    When Norman our gnome
    Finally came home
    We asked him what he had seen
    Wondering where he had been
    But Norman just smiled
    As if reconciled
    To stand guard in the garden
    With no beg your pardon
    No attempt to explain
    Yet if ever again
    Our Norman departs
    A gaping hole
    Will be left in our hearts.

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    1. Your gnome
      Liked to roam

      :)

      Thanks for contributing, YP.

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  7. Love the poem and the photo. No gnomes here but the ornaments I put out last week have been shivering ever since.

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    1. I'd be shivering, too - what a cold spring!

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  8. Poor little guy...buy him a plane ticket to Florida.

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  9. I don't have a gnome that shows itself in the daylight. It leaves clues at night, but I have only caught fleeting glimpses in the moonlight. My gnome is very shy. We do have some small, colored solar lights to help discourage the deer, but I question their usefulness. I think the gnome is a better bet for protection.

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    1. Maybe I need to hire a gnome to keep tabs on the wildlife :)

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  10. Ha! You're really good at these witty little poems. A regular Ogden Nash! We do not have garden gnomes, unless you count Olga.

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    1. You give me far too much credit, but I am having fun with the poems :)

      Would Olga feel insulted to be called a gnome? She looks pretty cheerful about life in general, so maybe not!

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  11. Short? Yes. Perfect? Also yes!!!

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    1. Definitely short, anyway! Thanks, Diane :)

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  12. We don't have any gnomes in the potted garden in the back yard, although there might be a figurine or two hiding amongst the foliage, and there's definitely a plastic model car...

    I liked the world-traveler garden gnome in the movie Amélie quite a bit, and there's an early Pink Floyd song about gnomes, but I'm afraid that's all I've got on the subject of gnomes...

    -Doug in Oakland

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    1. That's actually quite a bit more than I've got on the topic!!

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  13. HAHAHA! That was fun...and funny :) Poor bugger. I'm surprised he doesn't spend winters in Florida!

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  14. Short and sweet and to the point.
    get it?

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    1. Ha ha ha! Yes, I do get it, and generally I am so dense :)

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  15. I'd really love to hear Billy Collin's take on this subject.

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    1. I had to go read some of his poetry, and yes I would like to hear what he would say about gnomes too :)

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  16. I don’t have a garden gnome. I used it for target practice when I got an air rifle.years ago. What fun that was.

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    1. Well, I'm glad you're feeling improved enough to be reading and commenting, Terry!

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  17. Hello Jenny, I wasn't going to join in this week as I'd only done two verses, but having re-read it decided to finish it.

    Garden Gnome

    I would be lost without him,
    As he sits outside our home.
    An important part of the family,
    Is Gordon, our Garden Gnome.

    Not something we would buy ourselves,
    T'was a gift from a wedding guest.
    A joker who likes a laugh,
    Who always seems on a quest.

    To find the most unappealing,
    Gift that seems like fun.
    Wraps it very carefully
    And then his quest is done.

    But the laugh is now on our friend,
    As Gordon is staying right here.
    Not high maintenance, doesn't ask for much,
    Just a new coat of paint every year.

    We don't have a garden Gnome as such, but we do have, which I couldn't resist, a stone or terracotta sleeping Mexican. He is sitting on the ground with his knees up, arms wrapped around them and his head down with his sombrero covering his face. He's made four house moves with us and he's getting a bit chipped on his feet and his colours are fading, but I love him and wouldn't part with him.

    Have a good week.


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    1. I enjoy a good joke gift like Gordon the Gnome :) Thanks for joining in, Joan. Things we have had for a long time can really settle in our hearts, can't they?

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  18. Bahahaha!!! I'm still laughing! Short but hilarious. (And to be honest, I find garden gnomes a little creepy.)

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    1. I do, too! Some more so than others, but still :)

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