just a short ebay-inspired poem

Bra Flinging, Poetry, Rooftop Yodeling | Posted by Jannie on 31 January 2012 @ 10:59 AM 49 Comments


So, we tap on weird little things called computers

to buy stuff we’ve never seen from people we’ll most

likely not meet until at least year 1, 459, 397, 682.


Kinda like in the days of butter artisans when Hilda,

Dot and Mary Katherine with their silver silk bustles

a-swishing, didst order from les grands catalogs.


Gold hair clips often. And mirrors made from melted sand

and the dust of wind-whipped chariots of uncorseted desire.

And seeds, oh yes — seeds whose children keep on singing.


My Open Link Tuesday share for this week of dVerse.



Oh, and funny what you’ll find when you Google “Victorian Seed Packets…”Funny_what_Youll_find

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  • 1

    On 9 February 2012 at 6:18 am

    sheila said, 

    Lol on the “people” seed packets, hahahaha

  • 2

    On 9 February 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Glenn Buttkus said, 

    One can get lost in seed stores,
    or racks of seed packets. A lovely
    set of images for sure with the
    Funster verbiage to accompany
    them; a warm experience; makes’
    me want to look up vintage seed
    packet images, like old apple box
    label art!

  • 3

    On 9 February 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Thank you everybody!!

    I may not be answering all comments individually on this post, due to time, but I did read them each and all.

    And think you are all as cute as knees on bees. Especially that one with her blonde moments on the email addy.


  • 4

    On 10 February 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Liara Covert said, 

    Delighted to smell all the virtual flowers and to feel the reminder that love is in the air. This is so ispiring and reminds me of the nature of my 5th book due to be released in late March called 365 Paths to Love.

  • 5

    On 11 February 2012 at 7:02 am

    Margaret said, 

    seeds whose children keep on singing. ADORE that line

    and as for the seed packets at this stage of my l ife? I’ll take…….

    the cash cow :)

  • 6

    On 11 February 2012 at 9:28 am

    Jannie said, 

    Whoooooo, Liara! A 5th book — magical, I’m sure!! I was reading Self Disclosure again the other day, reading just the bolded bits. Heavenly!! And more meaningful with time.

    Margaret!! Another vote for the Cash Cow!! :) Resoundingly the majority of the comments. And my vote too!!


  • 7

    On 15 February 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Alice Audrey said, 

    Do they make housecalls to Montana?

  • 8

    On 15 February 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Alice Audrey said, 

    Um… yeah, actually. Send me the link.

  • 9

    On 21 February 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Dearest Alice Audrey — oh darn, they took their website down. :) Too much demand, maybe? :)


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