Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Poetry Tuesday: "Roses" by George Eliot

OK, OK, Yesterday's Mystery Flower was a banana peel, actually a lot of them.

You see, every morning I eat a half of a banana so I sort of just whack a whole one in half as it hangs from the banana hanger in the kitchen. By the end of the week, I have a bunch of halves hanging from the main stem.

I kept them on the stem and peeled them for banana bread, but was sort of fascinated by the group of peels I had in my hand. So, naturally, I stuck them in a vase for you.

(You're so welcome!!)

So, I guess I sort of owe you a flower, don't I?

Here is it AND a poem too.

Forgive me?


Roses

You love the roses - so do I. I wish
They sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
Like sleeping and like waking, all at once!

--George Eliot

42 comments:

Catherine said...

Haha ~ that is funny! But my... aren't you the creative one!! ;)

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday Betty!
xo Catherine

Copyboy said...

No flies on BB...Just on her Banana peel flower.

Flartus said...

BB's morning exercise routine: whack a 'naner! :D

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the poe, and photo's
Have a good day.

Yvonne.

Anne Gallagher said...

God Betty, I just love that banana peel posey. And the rose isn't bad either. Love George Elliot. Thanks.

Out on the prairie said...

So you had a good Monday giggle holding all in suspense.I used to save my over ripe bannanas in the freezer for breads, but soon had a frezzer full. I just buy smaller bunches.There are smaller ones, I get those a lot. One small variety to grow was called Ice Cream.You may have the season for it.Nice verse, I could smell the fragrance.

Leah J. Utas said...

So very cool about the banana peels.

Mary said...

Hi Betty
Loved the banana flower! A woman of great artistic flair .. keep up the good work. Enjoyed the poetry too. Must check out potential posies in my kitchen today! Bet you were a star in the domestic science class at school.:-)

Gaston Studio said...

A VERY creative way to put keep us all on the edge of our seats. Way to go!

Nat said...

Very witty Betty :)
Just shows that beauty can be found in anything, even old fruit peels!

Aging Mommy said...

I did not know that poem but as a lover of roses thank you for sharing, it is beautiful. As is your picture of the rose.

Your banana peel flower, very clever :-)

Pearl said...

It's a first, Betty -- and a welcomed one at that.

Silly woman. :-)

Pearl

Jules said...

That takes recycling to a new creative level :D

Nice poem, too.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Hilary said...

Your creativity and whimsy is inspiring.

Brian said...

Hmmmmmm, what happened to the banana bread?

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

A beautiful flower against a white curtain!
I love it!
Lovely poem too. :)

B xx

TS Hendrik said...

Clap, clap, clap...
Well done. It really looked like a flower.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

See? I was right - dead!

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

So it was banana peel!! I'm glad I aced at least the foodie contest! :D I'm not so sure my Mum will be AS glad with my little achievement though. Sigh. Mothers.

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

And I was going to tell you how your flower looked sort of like a butterfly. Yeah, I thought I was all clever and artsy. You got me!

Noelle said...

I think the banana flower is prettier than the rose! :)

Baby Sister said...

Wow I feel like an idiot...

Love the rose picture and the poem. Both beautiful. :)

Madi and Mom said...

BB LOL and MOL you made MOM chuckle...she said only BB could fool us into thinking it was a flower.

Thanks for fessing up you are the Woman....lovely poem too which made up for the smelly banana peel.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Old Kitty said...

Yay!!!!! I got the banana bit!! But I never thought you could do that with banana skins so well done you for inventing an amazing centre piece - eat your heart out Martha Stewart, there's a new kid in town and she's FIERCE!

The poem is ADORABLE!!! It's so so so so pretty!! I'd love to look on valley all strewn with roses! Nice! Take care
x

Velvet Over Steel said...

Yes, I have to agree... You are very witty! Loved the poem and pictures... as usually!! :-)

Have a Great day!
Hugs,
Coreen

CherylK said...

I love that banana peel bouquet! Totally unique and cool. But the closeup of the rose is especially photo worthy and the poetry is very fitting. Nice!

Sonora said...

That was clever. I couldn't figure out what I was, but as soon as you said banana peels, I could see it right away. I never eat a whole banana either. :)

Ann said...

Betty is forgiven. Heck anyone who can pass off a bunch of old banana peels as a flower deserves to be forgiven.

Jimmy said...

I thought the banana peels were cool, I'm busy trying to find the banana peel flower seeds for Cindy now :)

slommler said...

Banana peel flower?! Ha!! It so looked like the rotting flesh plants flower.
Hugs
SueAnn

Tracy said...

EWWW! A banana peel? That was slick.

Gigi said...

That first pic is banana peels? OMG!! You are so creative!

Marlene said...

You can fool some of the people SOME of the time....but you can't fool good ol' Marlooney ANY time! HA HA.

Dreamfarm Girl said...

I started growing roses this year, and I really love the poem...so perfect. I actually made rose petal ice cream this weekend. It was delicious! But, sadly, it really didn't taste like roses.

LittleSilkDress said...

The banana peel flower is beautiful and exotic. Thank you for sharing!

Leanne said...

You are such a clever one, dear Betty! LOVE the peels!!!! So beautiful (who would have thought?? Oh, that's right . . . YOU would have!) ;)

Donna B said...

Just stopping in to say HI....loved the banana flower...very creative. Always enjoy a George Eliot poem.

Zuzana said...

Wow, this made me smile... banana peals.. I guess beauty comes in all shapes and it takes only imagination to see something beuatiful in the mundane.;)
The rose is stunning.;)
xoxo

Susan Fields said...

Very tricky with the banana peel flower. I like the rose much better. :)

Pat said...

Okay, now I don't feel so stupid!

Mellisa Rock said...

That is so funny! Don't you have gnats from the opened bananas? I bring home a couple of bunches a week and constantly have to drown the gnats in wine. Seriously it works. I just put out a glass and they drink themselves to death.

Shan said...

It's the funny little bits of you... like halved banana peels... that I enjoy the most.