A POEM (inspired by Bullwinkle Moose)
Flowers don't have legs, and cannot run about.
Flowers simply never make a fist.
Flowers do not whisper, and they seldom ever shout,
Flowers will not put you on their list.
Dahlias don’t pay income tax or drive a Maserati.
Goldenrod won’t cruise along the highway.
Jonquils don’t solve Rubik’s cube or holiday in Maui.
Moon Orchids seldom sail the evening skyway.
Violets aren’t violent, though pine trees can be knotty.
Kissing without Tulips is absurd.
In ancient Rome, the Four O’clock was oft confused with IV.
Bird of Paradise is not a bird!
Men aspire to greatness while flowers strive for color.
A Daffodil in sunshine boasts success.
Men will brag of power by the hour, but they're duller than a Peony
with penchant to impress.
Hummingbirds and honey bees may never wear out welcome,
nor August afternoons of summer rain.
A riot among Hollyhocks or wild Gardenia bedlam,
by contrast with a soccer match, is sane.
*This is why
I LOVE FLOWERS!
A poem by Terry Walstrom inspired by Bullwinkle Moose
You know for being just a Moose he was pretty smart.
In the name of flowers and this lovely poem........
I loved Rocky and Bullwinkle in my younger days. Too bad I've never come across reruns of them.
Keep writing. It is a pleasure to read!
There were a few children's programs on TV actually aimed at adults. Rocky and Bullwinkle was one of the most charming; still fresh today.
I only lament that these haven't been remastered for better quality and preserved.
If they have--I'd love to know where they can be found.
You see, I think children learn a certain kind of sensibility/sense of humor gradually, depending on what they're exposed to and learn to enjoy.
A couple of nights ago (not to change the conversation to radically) my grown son and I watched Blazing Saddles at a local Movie Tavern. I'd never seen the film.
The year it came out (1974) I was busy moving from Texas to California and I had plenty occupying my consciousness.
Seeing it for the very first time--I was gobsmacked at how deliberately provocative this film *seems* because of Political Correctness. The "N" word is everywhere.
Yes, Richard Pryor helped write the script--so, what do you expect? Right?
In the mouth of white people, even in comedic historical context, it was quite jarring.
If we wonder at the lingering mindset of racism, I don't think we can excuse the proliferation of "racism for comedy" influences on people my age, over a long tradition of saying bad things to get a laugh.
Rocky and Bullwinkle (to get back on topic) was a delightful oasis in the field of children's entertainment because of the lack of mean-spirited silliness.
I don't like talking philosophy and morality very much when it comes to humor or movies, actually. Yet--in this instance--apparently I had some reservations.
Your mileage may vary.
watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat
Nice memory, nancy.