Thursday, April 25, 2013

So Much Depends...

so much depends
upon
a red wheel
barrow
glazed with rain
beside the white
chickens
William Carlos Williams 

Poetry 101. I sat in class studying these simple lines and thought how stupid. I was the stupid one. How often these lines have returned to me throughout the years.

So much depends on the yellow forsythia blooming behind the barn...

So much depends on the white foam rolling in on the wave...

So much depends on the you-fill-in-the-blank...

Last Sunday, I thought of it again when I saw this bit of red popping out between the great tree trunks and beyond the rock wall.


so much depends
upon a red bird
house
standing in the 
sun
beyond the gray
rock wall

Go ahead, try it! It's fun.

Love Vee
Thanks to everyone who has tried my challenge. You surprised me and it has tickled me to no end. You're the best!

29 comments:

  1. So much depends
    upon
    a white chevy
    car
    sitting in the
    lot
    through the revolving
    hotel door

    Have a great day Vee!


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  2. I guess I missed Poetry 101...or else I have forgotten about this 'masterwork of American 20th century poetry'. I'm too uncreative to give it a try this morning...but I like Ellen's version. I wonder where that white chevy is taking her. Oh...and I like your red birdhouse version too!

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  3. OK. Here goes - I never took poetry and have not wrapped my head around Haiku yet. :-)
    So much depends
    upon
    a decaying tree
    lying on a
    forest floor
    among the
    leaves
    Yours was very good, especially since you provided a visual too. I do not get the wheel barrow and chickens though, feel free to explain. LOL
    Judith

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  4. So much depends
    upon
    the golden sun
    warming the earth
    surrounding
    the
    Rhubarb plants!

    :) thanks - that WAS fun. Your's is better though......

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  5. Today, I'm sure, I'll be looking at things and repeating these words. What fun and what a way to notice and cherish things that might go unnoticed.

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  6. This is deep, Vee! I vaguely remember learning about poetry, haiku in particular. "So much depends upon me getting my head on straight and out of the funk to get anything done". xo

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  7. so much depends
    upon
    the lilac blossoms
    soaked in sunshine
    and fragrance
    towering
    above a single
    red tulip
    serenity

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  8. I'll give it a try!

    So much depends
    upon
    the green shoots
    popping up
    over night
    to bring
    spring
    renewal

    Thanks for making my brain work hard today!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  9. Clever post and incredibly artistic awesome pic.

    I left my poetry writing to the experts.

    Hugs.

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  10. So much depends
    upon
    the fountain
    in the middle of the garden
    loved by
    Blue Jays .....

    Good Grief! You may have started something here, Vee! YeeHaw!

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  11. So much depends
    upon
    the sun
    blazing high
    above
    warming
    earth and heart

    This is going to be as bad as an ear worm.

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  12. I've long been known to admit a simple fact. In a twist of humor, God gave me a great (GREAT) love of read poetry but didn't make me a poet.

    I won't even try.

    Besides, today all I can think is

    So much depends
    on grace and mercy
    When my husband sees the bender
    I just put in my fender.


    See? When I'm not supposed to rhyme, I do. When I'm supposed to rhyme, I don't. Sad, isn't it? Not half as sad as the backside of Ebenezer the car.

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  13. OK here I go don't laugh.

    So much depends on
    the testimony of
    the new witness
    in the Jodi Arias
    murder trial
    next Wednesday.

    OH NO... that didn't rhyme

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  14. So much depends upon the sunshine, brightening up my day....

    Deanna

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  15. I don't recall the poem from school days Vee, but it is one of those catchy phrases that can pop up in one's head a lot. I love the photo! I love the stone wall, the trees and the pop of red in the birdhouse. I see you have a new header - cute banner. :) The sun has come out and we're in for a streak of nice weather here. Yay!

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  16. My brain is too strained to do this well but just for fun lets give it a try.....

    So much depends
    upon
    truth love joy
    found
    in the hearts
    parents
    and children alike
    always

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  17. So much depends
    on starting my day
    with a morning walk
    around the lake.

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  18. So much depends on the sweet meow and little wet nose that starts my day.

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  19. So much depends on
    a little boy in overalls and red boots
    jumping in a puddle of mud.

    This is fun as a game, Vee!

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  20. I came by here earlier in the day and thought to myself that I'd need some time to think of a "so much depends", but then I got busy and eventually left for the big city for awhile. You know what that means, I forgot all about this poem and now my poor lil brain is too tired to come up with something. All that to say this...I don't remember this poem in school, but I'm old. =)

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  21. This is perfect for poetry month, Vee! I lopv e that spot of red among the grey trees abnd rocks.

    So much depends upon how fast
    the rabbit can escape
    the old red fox
    cowering in my yard...


    That is what I saw this morning...I won't go into details how it ended.

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  22. so much depends
    upon
    a late
    bedtime
    night after night
    then
    morning comes
    quickly


    Yep. Again. See you tomorrow...yawn...

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  23. so much depends
    upon
    opening our Bible
    sitting closed
    on our table
    waiting
    to nourish our souls.

    Thanks Vee for giving my brain a kick start this morning. Enjoyed reading the other comments.

    Abby

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  24. So much depends
    on the sale of a house
    that will open the door
    to a brand new life.

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  25. So much depends
    on my first cup of
    morning coffee. ;)

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  26. WHAT CHALLENGE????????

    -sigh- Must go back and see what I missed.

    And why did I miss it?

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  27. So much depends
    on hearing rain drops
    falling
    I'm safely tucked
    beneath
    my duvet

    A nice little exercise, thank you Vee!
    The little red bird house is quite magical.
    Shane ♥

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  28. Enjoyed my visit to your blog!

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