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My Ditty, 'In a Small Pot,' Now On Video

WalkaboutsVerse 28 Aug 10 - 10:21 AM
olddude 28 Aug 10 - 10:53 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 28 Aug 10 - 03:26 PM
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leeneia2 29 Aug 10 - 08:55 PM
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Subject: My Ditty, 'In a Small Pot,' Now On Video
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 10:21 AM

Just posted a video of this - http://youtube.com/walkaboutsverse

Poem 141 of 230: IN A SMALL POT

(TUNE:

D F# F# F#
G F# E E
D E E E
F# E D D)

I like Acers
    But rent a flat,
So mimic one
    In a small pot:

As for starters,
    I made a plat
Of ivy run
    Out from one spot;

To this basis,
    All round the mat,
In a trunk-bun,
    Dirt - soaked a lot;

Without traces
    (Not got down pat),
A moss-lawn spun
    And short-ferns shot;

And, like Acers,
    Branches have sat -
Wirework done -
    Toward the pot;

Trimmed with scissors,
    This foliage-hat
Thrives in the sun
    Of my sill-plot.

(C) David Franks 2003
From http://walkaboutsverse.webs.com (e-scroll)
Or http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)


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Subject: RE: My Ditty, 'In a Small Pot,' Now On Video
From: olddude
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 10:53 AM

I think that would be a nice kids song David. Nice job, kinda catchy little tune. I could see kids in school singing it.
Dan


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Subject: RE: My Ditty, 'In a Small Pot,' Now On Video
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 28 Aug 10 - 03:26 PM

Thanks for the feedback, Dan. I agree - it's very much a simple ditty...perhaps the only tricky bit was the rhyme structure, which repeats each stanza: i.e., abcd, abcd, etc.


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Subject: RE: My Ditty, 'In a Small Pot,' Now On Video
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 01:01 PM

And, just in case anyone is curious, I used a 3.2 MP camera (the cheapest one in a 2007 Argos catalogue), and Audacity on a Win. 98 computer system - very shoestring...I should have improved the lighting with a lamp.


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Subject: RE: My Ditty, 'In a Small Pot,' Now On Video
From: leeneia2
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 08:55 PM

but what are 'Acers'?


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Subject: RE: My Ditty, 'In a Small Pot,' Now On Video
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 10:29 PM

Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) are small, deciduous trees grown for their graceful habit, autumn colour and beautiful foliage


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Subject: RE: My Ditty, 'In a Small Pot,' Now On Video
From: leeneia2
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 10:55 PM

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: My Ditty, 'In a Small Pot,' Now On Video
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 05:14 AM

...and, being keen on native gardening, I know that there is one variety of Acer native to England - Acer campestre, common name Field Maple...

"SUMMARY OF NATIVE-GARDENING TALK ? 2009 THEORY-SLAM

Green/eco-friendly gardening is native gardening, and vegetables, plus other consumables, should be the only exotic-flora we plant - as doing so can help limit food-miles, etc. By filling our other garden spaces with natives, we use less water and other resources, whilst aiding the native-fauna that, over the centuries, evolved with them. (Even high-nectar exotics, such as Buddleia, that are very attractive to SOME native-fauna, should be avoided, because they upset nature's/God's balance ? God created evolution, too, that is.)

Our green gardens, with their vegies and natives, can be made still greener by the addition of compost heaps/bins; a wildlife pond ? for native frogs, newts, and so on, rather than exotic goldfish; bee- and bird-boxes, plus carefully-selected regularly-cleaned feeders; rain- and grey-water butts; by growing everything organically - including thrifty home-propagation plus species-swapping; and by leaving some lush untidy patches, decaying branches, etc". (from here).


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Subject: RE: My Ditty, 'In a Small Pot,' Now On Video
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 06:10 AM

P.S: I still don't have a garden, but I do have another 2nd-hand computer (in shot), with XP's "Movie Maker" on it - which I used to edit the above-linked video.


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