Friday, March 6, 2015

Carrot Underground

    Image: Toril & Tully "Carrot-eristics


We look so
normal
striving
to repress
comply
fit

to hide
the things
that make

us
most
beautiful

that give
us
meaning

but
underneath
where no
one else
can see
we
run
riot


Over in the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Margaret has provided some beautiful paintings by Toril Fisher for us to write about.  I've chosen one with vibrant, lovely carrots, but you should check out the imaginary garden and see all the other paintings and poems too!

38 comments:

  1. Gosh I really like this colorful image! It's delightful and inspiring. Your poem is perfect for it.

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    1. Thank you Karen. The paintings are so colorful - just what we need after such a long, white and grey winter!

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  2. hide
    the things
    that make

    us
    most
    beautiful

    that give
    us
    meaning

    This!! Yes...so sadly true...so many do hide these gems. Thank you for the reminder not to! :)

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  3. survival of the fittest underneath

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    1. Oh, I thought they looked like they were hugging and having a party down there! lol

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  4. They sure have fun where no one can see

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    1. I know - it's just such a happy painting!

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  5. Ah! This is a most amazing interpretation of the lovely carrots.

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  6. This just perfectly sums up this image, Mary--I love it. (And your comment at my place cracked me up.) There is so much under the surface that never shows till it is harvest time.

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    1. Thanks Hedge. And I'm glad you appreciate my humor. :o)

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  7. Oh yes.. love the image of those treasures underneath.. somehow it turns into something so much deeper like the sweetness embedded in the heart.

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    1. Thank you Bjorn! Hidden treasures...

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  8. Oh, I like how you saw this painting! Run riot!

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  9. This makes me happy - both the picture and your charming poem.

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  10. WOnderful. I see them secretly running riot!

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  11. We run riot!
    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=


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    1. Aloha Cloudia, thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Yes, underneath it all we run riot...Fantastic piece!

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    1. Thank you Susie. And I loved yours too!

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  13. really inspiring words!! beautiful!!
    love the art image too.
    i try to let that riot out a little at a time... :)

    your words reminded me of a quote i like :“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” ~A.A. Milne

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    1. Thanks Laura. Yes, showing a little quiet riot now and again keeps things interesting. And I adore Pooh, thanks for sharing that quote.

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  14. This is glorious...joyful....beautiful....a personal anthem. I love it....right down to the roots :-)

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  15. Brilliant - it made me smile and tingle with joy.
    Anna :o]

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    1. Thanks Anna; I'm happy when you're happy!

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    1. Thanks Shay. I kinda like it too. :o)

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  17. And look how fabulous they are under the surface.

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