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For the activity this month we are continuing with the flower theme.

As you know, there are many poems that begin ‘Roses are red, violets are blue…’ We are going to rework that idea a little. We’re keeping the rhyming scheme but for this activity you can pick whatever flowers and colours you want for your poems!

Some examples:


Gardenias are white
Camellias are pink
It's a lovely bouquet
But you still drive me to drink


(Penned by a Mrs. S. Hudson)



Hydrangeas are blue-green
Speedwells are blue-grey
Mr. Holmes is undercover
As Queen of the May




Please leave all your poems in the comments!



As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

Date: 2017-05-15 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Toast is black
Tea is weak
Of the fate of the tea tray
We do not speak

Date: 2017-05-15 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Probably as well!

Date: 2017-05-15 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Thanks! I like this exercise.

Date: 2017-05-16 12:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2017-05-15 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Deadly nightshade flowers are purple
The berries are black
My curtains are on fire
Mr Holmes is back

Date: 2017-05-15 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
It's a sure sign the gentlemen have returned!

Date: 2017-05-15 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Revolver's gun-metal
'Stache is brown
Come for the gumshoe
You'll be kissin' the ground!

Date: 2017-05-15 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
He's well protected!

Date: 2017-05-15 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Roses are red
Roses are white
And like York and Lancaster
Mr Holmes has been in a fight

Date: 2017-05-15 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Hopefully not as long & bloody!

Date: 2017-05-16 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Slightly shorter ;)

Date: 2017-05-16 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debriswoman.livejournal.com
Nice historical inclusion:-)

Date: 2017-05-16 12:25 pm (UTC)

Doyle's lament

Date: 2017-05-15 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Roses are red
Violets are many
Tis' a shame Holmes (dead then alive)
S'worth such a penny!

Re: Doyle's lament

Date: 2017-05-15 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Poor Artie! Never gonna be known for what he wanted to be known for.

Re: Doyle's lament

Date: 2017-05-16 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
It's a time-release joke! A gift that keeps on giving :)

Re: Re: Doyle's lament

Date: 2017-05-16 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
The hive mind giveth and the hive mind taketh away...

Re: Doyle's lament

Date: 2017-05-16 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
A certain lack of appreciation on the author's behalf I feel.

Re: Doyle's lament

Date: 2017-05-16 11:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Absolutely since the world is still talking about him!

A plea from Mrs H

Date: 2017-05-16 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debriswoman.livejournal.com
Language is blue,
Faces are red,
The broom cupboard's meant
To store brooms in instead.

Edited Date: 2017-05-16 11:59 am (UTC)

Re: A plea from Mrs H

Date: 2017-05-16 12:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
More gin, Mrs H?

RE: A plea from Mrs H

Date: 2017-05-16 12:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Very clever! But alas, a wisdom largely ignored in some quarters.

Moor caution

Date: 2017-05-16 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debriswoman.livejournal.com
The moorland was purple,
Fog paints it dark grey;
And a hell hound, dear Watson,
Is heading this way...

RE: Moor caution

Date: 2017-05-16 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Very nice! Run, Watson!

Re: Moor caution

Date: 2017-05-16 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
So why are we still here?

Inky's contribution

Date: 2017-05-16 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Quills are sharp
Quills are spiny
What use's a sword
When your vocabulary's tiny!
Edited Date: 2017-05-16 12:32 pm (UTC)

RE: Inky's contribution

Date: 2017-05-16 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debriswoman.livejournal.com
So true:-)

Date: 2017-05-16 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Daisies are white
And buttercups are yellow
Ferret has a flower crown
What a silly fellow

Date: 2017-05-16 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
I'm sure he looks adorable. Maybe he was the May Queen.

Date: 2017-05-16 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Of course he looked adorable. A follow up to his Easter bonnet perhaps?

Date: 2017-05-16 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
He'll need his own millinery soon.

Date: 2017-05-16 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Or his own milliner - you have just given me a brilliant idea!

ETA: Aemilia Vole (http://fan-flashworks.livejournal.com/807067.html)

Edited Date: 2017-05-16 07:19 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-16 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okapi1895.livejournal.com
Dogs may bark
Dogs may bite
Dogs may leave curious clues
in the silent night.
Edited Date: 2017-05-16 06:59 pm (UTC)

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