May 10, 2012

"The Tongue Sticker Outer"...


They say that once in Zanzibar
A boy stuck out his tongue so very far,




It reached the heavens and touched a star,
Which burned him rather badly.




It wasn't there, but they say that lout
Now keeps his tongue inside his mouth,




But if you ask him to stick it out....
I think he'll do it gladly.

--Shel Silverstein


Oh come on...tell me that YOU don't think these azalea flowers look as if they are sticking out their tongues.  Imagination is a terrible thing to waste.


--Kathy

19 comments:

  1. I needed a good chuckle this morning! Gorgeous flowers, too!

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  2. Azalea's are very pretty and I agree they do look as if they are sticking their tongues out :)
    I've never heard that story before it is very cute and made me smile.

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  3. I have not heard that Shel Silverstein ditty before but I like it! And the flowers were beautiful...I like your imagination!

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  4. Oh my yes, Kathy and they look like they've been scorched on the ends too! Thanks for the chuckle.

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  5. Silverstein is such a great writer ~ Your photos are absolutely wonderful ~ so creative ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  6. lol...now that you mention it, yes, they do look like they're sticking out their tongues! Lovely photos! :)

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  7. Gorgeous shots of these lillies!

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  8. Haha, yes, yes they do look like they are sticking out their tongue - and I love your imagination! Beautiful azaleas and great focus!

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  9. Funny! and beautiful shots!

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  10. You crack me up!! They do look pretty!

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  11. Shel Silverstein holds a very special place in my childhood memories. Love this post.

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  12. LMAO...oh girl...you crack me up. Shel is quite the interesting writer....but I do love your comparison and the shots are amazing.

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  13. BEAUTIFUL AZALEAS ... and yes, I love their tongues. Cute poem. :) Have a happy weekend.

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  14. Gorgeous azaleas. Shel Silverstein is among my favorites.

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  15. I will never look at azaleas again without thinking of this wonderful post. Thank you for sharing at the blog hop. Hugs P.S.I invite you to stop by and enter the May Days Giveaway and get your summer started with some great accessories.

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