daisies
Q Double Red Daisies
Robert Graves, 1918

DOUBLE red daisies, theyíre my flowers,
Which nobody else may grow.
In a big quarrelsome house like ours
They try it sometimesóbut no,
I root them up because theyíre my flowers,
which nobody else may grow.

Claire has a tea-rose, but she didnít plant it;
Ben has an iris, but I donít want it.
Daisies, double red daisies for me,
The beautifulest flowers in the garden.
Double red daisy, thatís my mark:
I paint it in all my books!
Itís carved high up on the beech-tree bark,
How neat and lovely it looks!
So donít forget that itís my trade mark;
Donít copy it in your books.

Claire has a tea-rose, but she didnít plant it;
Ben has an iris, but I donít want it.
Daisies, double red daisies for me,
The beautifulest flowers in the garden.
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miniver I never did like the poem much, you know. Just the first stanza. And the "Daisies, double red daisies for me". I find it all very spooky...and maybe even a little displacing. 000914
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miniver Not that I don't like spooky. The spookiness is good.

I just think the poem could be better.
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amy There's nothing wise about this poem. Not in my world, anyway! 000914
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miniver One gains an appreciation for this poem in its encampment among and between the surrounding poems and splintered atmospheres of "Fairies and Fusiliers".

Double Red Daisies is more of in the breath, the color, the angled memory.

Of course, it still may not be wise.
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dallas
double red
cinnamon
double red doobie doo.
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corvus prozacus some days there is the urge to simply lie back and push them up 000925
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erin the psuedo psycho jipsy daiseyyys for fm mae eaye balls. it meens iam deaad. 001008
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Meara Daisies are cool. I think. They stand for wisdom. 010327
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girl_jane We sang a bunch of songs from the late 60's early 70's for my pops concert. The coreography was really dumb. I hated it. We had to costume so I thought that I would go topless and just paint daisies over my breasts. I decided that since the concert was in February it'd be too cold. So I didn't. 020208
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jessica when i am sick, my best friend, jeremy, sends me daisies. 020516
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angie ahhh it reminds me of the great gatsby! ahhh
mr. schmaultzbauer!
The hugest scariest weirdeset teacher in the world...
Corruped my mind to find the deeper meaning of...well...everything
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margadant11 The Great_Gatsby is an excellent book... and when reading literature or even watching a movie one should look for other, deeper meanings otherwise the work by the writers goes to waste. 030121
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oldephebe nubile celtic princess...her chestnut hair wreathed with a crown of daisies..there is something disquieting at the edges of her wry and insouciant smile..something acquisitive and ruthless..and immune to empathy or the animadversions of conscience... 040121
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oldephebe maybe it's just a bit of spicy dijon mustard that is reacting badly to her make-up.. 040121
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oE maybe the anchovies are warring with the pepperoni..in the ostensibly svelt chamber of her now gastrically spuming tummy.. 040331
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pipedream oE! dont RUIN it!

double-red daisies, i wonder what that'd look like...the ones with a red centre that fans out to halfway up the petals?
give me a field of daisies and some company to roll down the hills with and i am content.
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flowerbed on a cloud I thought some daisies

might cheer you up
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amy nada painted by matisse on July 16, 1939. luckily this one had an exact date. very interesting. there's a matisse_exhibit at the art_institute now, although this one is found in the main collection. matisse is one of my favorites.


to look at the date, i had to remove Rumi from my list, since i'm only allowed 100 charts at a time at astro.com, and i don't feel like making more than one account. fair trade since Matisse did study islamic art for awhile there. obviously, if i'm going to study the art_institute in this way, i'm going to need actual astrology software. would love to go visit MOMA in NY, as well. although mostly it makes my head spin, so i do need to visit many times to really know my thoughts about it. maybe i'll make a yearly trek to NYC, that doesn't seem like a bad idea, but i'd have to broker that one with my mother because she gets way jealous whenever i go anywhere. (my poor mother really does deserve to travel quite a bit more than i do, i'm afraid. not that i don't deserve it, but she is right to think that she should get to do that a little more...) and now that i'm dreaming, i might as well plan on getting some kind of art history & criticism degree. yeah, right, so... (that's how i max out with dreaming. out of reach, but still, if i were a lucky person, reasonable.) that's that venus, who wants. (still, getting astrology software is definitely reasonable.)
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jane (my love's favorite flower) 100319
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