Compost Haiku

sylviatexas1August 14, 2009

Full bin heating nicely.

Must collect fresh horse manure.

So good for the compost.

I stole, I mean I was inspired by, luckygal's posting on the Compost Feedings thread.

Please add your own!

(1st line 5 syllables, 2nd line 7 syllables, 3rd line 5 syllables)

Have fun!

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auntyara(5a)

I love my compost
it definitely loves me
gets so hot it steams

that was fun
Laura

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 12:35PM
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spaghetina(SF Bay Area)

(Hey, this is awesome! I was just thinking about starting a haiku thread yesterday after reading the same post, lol.)

Feeding the compost
Additions make me happy
Eat up, Buttercup

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 1:41PM
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david52_gw

To turn? Or not to?
"It All Leads Back To Compost"
hammock swings gently

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 4:27PM
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Lloyd

I don't like haiku.
They give me headache so bad.
Rather quaff more beer!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 5:23PM
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eryngium(9)

one part nitrogen
plus three parts carbon equals
the stuff of my dreams

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 5:54PM
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Lloyd

Enough of this stuff
Better things to be doing
Walk away whacko

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 6:13PM
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auntyara(5a)

mine is so lazy
see it rotting over there?
i need a new one.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 6:36PM
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takadi(7)

Stared at my compost
For two and a half hours
I need a lady

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 8:27PM
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auntyara(5a)

I'm laughing out loud
at takadi's funny post
you win in my book.
Laura

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 9:21PM
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luckygal(3b)

Happy to inspire
Especially about compost
Important topic here.

Compost makes itself
Carbon, nitrogen, water'n sun
Gard'ner steps away.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 9:56PM
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auntyara(5a)

rotting pile of waste
you are so nurtured by few
earth needs your help now!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 10:26PM
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bpgreen(5UT)

The thread starting post
Has six syllables, not five
For first and last lines

    Bookmark   August 14, 2009 at 11:40PM
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auntyara(5a)

still laughing so hard
at takadi's funny post
I have a sister.

BPGreens your right
too late to think in haiku
lets just have some fun.
:)

    Bookmark   August 15, 2009 at 12:02AM
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spaghetina(SF Bay Area)

Reading this forum
Just taken an Ambien
Here's to compost dreams

    Bookmark   August 15, 2009 at 12:16AM
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takadi(7)

I swear I can see
It rotting in front of me...
So how old is she?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2009 at 3:09AM
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PaulNS(NS zone 6a)

Dating Service for
Compost Wackos. If I had
a buck for ev'ry...

    Bookmark   August 15, 2009 at 10:50AM
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spaghetina(SF Bay Area)

Hah, I'd pay for that.
Just kidding. Been there, done that.
No 'net dates for me.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2009 at 3:41PM
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bpgreen(5UT)

I write my haiku
In soy based ink on paper
Then I compost it

    Bookmark   August 15, 2009 at 8:12PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

beneath spring's garden
last year's bounty, ground alive
unseen beasties toil

Al

    Bookmark   August 15, 2009 at 11:27PM
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mauirose(11)

wondrous alchemy
that ev'ry gardener knows
brown and green...make gold

    Bookmark   August 16, 2009 at 12:36AM
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auntyara(5a)

my compost smells bad
i think it is way to wet
quick lets run away.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2009 at 1:27AM
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sylviatexas1

well, crud, I can't count!

Howz this?

Full bin heating up.
Must collect fresh horse manure.
So good for compost.

neighbor fixing fence.
rotten wood lies in pieces.
carbonaceous score!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2009 at 5:40PM
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spaghetina(SF Bay Area)

Rising off the pile
Held my breath, thought it was mold
No, no, wait! That's steam!

(When I went to turn my pile, I thought there were clouds of mold spores blowing off through the air. It grossed me out, and I didn't want to inhale them, but then I stuck my hand near, and realized that it was, in fact, steam! And then I squealed like a little girl, and danced around in my yard. I wasn't sure my 18-gallon plastic tote would be able to heat up, much less produce steam on an almost 80 degree day, so that was way, way exciting! I did hit one patch that didn't smell so good, but on the whole, it just smells kind of... earthy?)

    Bookmark   August 16, 2009 at 7:14PM
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david52_gw

Soggy stale bread
Planaria noses twitch
Annp awakes, yells

    Bookmark   August 16, 2009 at 10:51PM
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david52_gw

I just killed a thread
Or was it planaria?
hammock gently sways

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 9:51AM
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sylviatexas1

life death rottenness
it all leads back to compost
says professor dirt

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 12:55PM
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sylviatexas1

compost pile bone dry
toting water in the heat
how I wish for rain.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 1:01PM
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mustard_seeds(4 -Onalaska Wisconsin)

recycling the carbon
adding Starbuck's black bounty
ahhh the aroma

    Bookmark   August 17, 2009 at 8:12PM
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sylviatexas1

today is trash day
stems vines flowers topsoil leaves
yard men worked this week.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 2:54PM
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treelover(z8b SoCtrlTX)

under snow
warm leaves rot slowly...
now precious

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 8:04PM
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david52_gw

Planaria flee
No soggy bread anywhere
compost steams gently

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 9:23AM
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spaghetina(SF Bay Area)

Oh dear imbalance
Too many greens; lacking browns
My scraps lay waiting

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 7:26PM
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auntyara(5a)

spaghetina girl
your post sound so romantic
so wish mine did too.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 5:24PM
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sylviatexas1

I'm still cleaning up the "garden cemetary" left behind by our record-breaking winter, & thought maybe reviving our compost haiku page would cheer me up-

singin' the blues sometimes lightens the heart.

no flowers today
winter losses gone to earth
the cycle starts new

    Bookmark   June 9, 2010 at 6:01PM
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idaho_gardener

Greens and browns molder
The warm sun and the soft rain
A fertile garden

    Bookmark   June 9, 2010 at 6:33PM
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Sweet Sakura(z7VA)

Chicken wire alone
won't support the compost pile.
Time to put in stakes.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 10:34AM
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Sweet Sakura(z7VA)

sitting at my desk
dreaming of the compost pile
can I go home yet?

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 10:44AM
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berryman135678

What is Haiku.
Does it go in my Bin.
Is it green?

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 5:13PM
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Beemer(4a)

Leaves molder away,
silently enriching soil.
Nothing wastes today.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 6:33PM
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sylviatexas1

Well, hey, berryman, I don't know if it's green, but it's a poem ( or "pome" in Texas)

1st line 5 syllables
2nd line 7 syllables
3rd line 5 syllables

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 1:42PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Shredded newspaper
blows off of the compost pile.
Neighbors mad again.

Claire

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 8:39PM
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luckygal(3b)

Bear upset the bin
compost must now be buried
worms are so well fed.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 10:13PM
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berryman135678

So it's green not brown
Does it like Bread in Compost?
I really hope so

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 10:56AM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

I'm too lazy to
micromanage compost piles.
Let them rot in peace.

Claire

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 1:33PM
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penguinfan2974

Go turn the damn pile
Jim. You made it too heavy
with all that grass, dear.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2010 at 1:04PM
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borderbarb

Yep, I said "bring kelp"
My kids brought a big bagful
'Post critters say "burp"

    Bookmark   June 18, 2010 at 1:25PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Spiders, ants and wasps
make a creepy, crawly pile.
Halloween in June.

Claire

    Bookmark   June 18, 2010 at 8:46PM
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borderbarb

Is it correct to
Crook ones pinkie when serving
Tea to the earthweb?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2010 at 12:26PM
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joellenh(6b Jenks)

Lazy cold compost
Takes a year to decompose
Still gives me black gold

    Bookmark   June 19, 2010 at 2:43PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

No need to crook one's
pinkie, but one must use the
proper compost fork.

Claire

    Bookmark   June 19, 2010 at 5:30PM
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borderbarb

What would Emily Com-
Post dictate when serving tea?
Worry way too much

    Bookmark   June 19, 2010 at 8:08PM
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borderbarb

Mother Nature makes
composting look sooo easy
Old pros can do that

She's been at this gig
For countless eons of time
Watch her well and learn

simplify [times three]
observe, listen and practice
Her subtle lessons

Dont sweat the small
stuff. Couldn't be easier or
harder; or neither

    Bookmark   June 19, 2010 at 8:18PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

I suspect Mother
Nature is somewhat amused
by compost wackos.

All this talk about
"greens" and "browns" and UCG's
is beside the point.

She smiles, though, and thanks
us for feeding her good soil.
She knows we mean well.

But she rolls her eyes
at all our calculations.
"Pile it up and wait."

Claire

    Bookmark   June 19, 2010 at 9:25PM
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borderbarb

haiku thing is fun
Starting to count sylables
It is easier than

Balancing comp mix
For instance can you tell brown
From green which is which?

OK calm down, Barb
Tis not that complicated
Thirty C, one N

Not complicated?
Are you a simple clownster?
Worse yet, charlatan?

World peace easier
Than unanimity on
Composting methods

Be nice, composters
The Blind Men and The Elephant
Were adamant, too

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 11:26AM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Back to etiquette.
Used paper coffee cups are
best (UPCC).

UPCC are
often found in UCG.
Also good for tea.

Claire

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 1:46PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Come gather and share
compost tea ceremony.
First step to world peace.

Claire

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 5:09PM
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borderbarb

Claire, ditto your words
From your mouth unto God's ear
Serve comp tea all 'round

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 10:22PM
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borderbarb

Get'n way, way too
Serious. Time to aerate
Haiku versary

Versary, you say?
That word in dictionary?
Or haikuary?

    Bookmark   June 20, 2010 at 10:43PM
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curt_grow

In holes freshly dug
Black gold shoveled in deep
My Tomatoes home

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 3:00AM
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borderbarb

Berryman with his
Bread 'posting grin, twits anapat
Eeew! rotting bread

Fie! Berry 'm lad,
Speak'n now like yer mother:
Not too old to spank

Good clean fun ya say?
Sure and begorrah I knew
Ye meant no meaness

    Bookmark   June 21, 2010 at 1:31PM
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borderbarb

Bits found in back threads:
My compost has flies, it is
Moldy, skinky, cold

It's too wet, and worse
It is not breaking down at all
What's a quick fix?

And your response is:
YOUGOTTABEKIDDINGME
Smiling all the while

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 10:02PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Cold, cold compost pile
doesn't care what people say.
Leave it be, it's fine.

Claire

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 11:39AM
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gonebananas_gw

Rot! All ye blighters
Leaves, trash, trimmings and what not
Rot . . . to resurrect

5-7-5

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 4:10PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Hot, hot coffee grounds!
Fresh from Starbucks filters!
Now pile can get warm.

Claire

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 5:46PM
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borderbarb

You see the new thread?
Compost Limericks. YIKERS!
Can't rhyme moon and joon

Only limericks
I've heard would make a sailor
blush a rosey red

Nothing ventured
Might as well try the rhym'n
What rhymes with compost?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 6:57PM
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borderbarb

The purists opine
Some haiku just doggerel
Yours Fifi, mine Spot?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 7:06PM
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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Those that like fun things
Care not those that create limits
To pleasure others find.
hortster

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 8:54PM
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borderbarb

'Maters, 'taters, corn
Lettuce, okra, kholrabi
growth secret? Compost

Is compost really
As great as they say it is?
Answer: Jack's beanstalk

Tell me another tale
Wasn't born yesterday morn
Rot turns to black gold?

trash to elixer?
How long has this been happ'n?
Since earth created

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 10:25PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

"What rhymes with compost?"
Mostly what I hear is "boast".
"My pile is better!"

Claire

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 1:19PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Kitchen compost pail
is full and redolent (it stinks).
Time to trot outside.

Claire

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 1:22PM
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borderbarb

Rotters think alike
My garbage bucket reeks from
CA to MA and back?

Yesterday's bucket
'Bout knocked me on my bum
Comp pile said "Merci"

My 'post talks to me?
Won't admit to just anyone
But fellow 'poster

Won't think its crazy
Further more, I talk right back
Keep that secret OK?

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 2:41PM
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borderbarb

Oh Claire, bite your tougue,
"My pile is better" ain't boast'n
If it is the truth

'Cause we must admit
Nature deserves the credit
For every comp pile

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 3:34PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

One must walk a line
between "My pile is better"
and "MY PILE IS BEST!".

Claire

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 5:26PM
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borderbarb

Now I've seen it all
Soldier composts when deployed
Wacko to the max!

Here is a link that might be useful: Soldier brings composting know-how to Kandahar

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 7:05PM
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borderbarb

A population
Denser than New Yawk Citee
In my small back yard

Bacteria and
Fungi by tens of thousands
Create uber-post

    Bookmark   June 26, 2010 at 10:28AM
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borderbarb

Laughing too hard to
Send much deserved kudos
To rhym'n 'posters

Compost limericks
Reveal that composters are
Faciley funny

Content to be mere
Lurking composting haikuer
Talk'n trash is fun

    Bookmark   June 26, 2010 at 12:26PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Small boy visiting
gazed scornfully at my pile -
proclaimed it "litter".

Claire (sobbing)

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 2:04PM
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sylviatexas1

Claire, teach that small boy
How to apply his own "gold".
Whole new attitude!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 3:10PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Small boy goes home soon
to land where tidiness rules.
Best not to corrupt.

For now is enough
to dump shredded newspaper -
compost can be fun.

His father told him
that compost is "recycling",
small boy accepts that.

Claire

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 4:09PM
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borderbarb

Daughter dubs my pile
Of composting organics
A rat restaurant

Cafe de rotting stuff
The best garbage in our town
Tended by whacko

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 10:08PM
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ctnchpr

Break hardwood leaves down
Brew into nutritious tea
Elephant ears, "Mmmmmm"

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 5:23PM
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mctoon

Peat moss, compost and
Expanded shale will fill my
New Square Foot Garden

    Bookmark   April 16, 2011 at 6:13PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Compost pile awakes
as winter's grasp is broken.
Decay runs rampant.

Claire

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 12:11PM
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norabelle(5)

Layers green and brown
Turn it, feed it 'til it steams
Wonderful black gold

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 10:46PM
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pvel

In Mickey D's with
my compost pail. Customers
look on with pity

    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 9:28AM
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sylviatexas1

In Mickey D's with
my compost pail. Customers
look on with *envy*!

bwaaa haaa haaa haaa!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 5:26PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

In Starbuck's hoping
for grounds but pail is empty.
Someone got there first!

Claire (disgruntled)

    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 5:54PM
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gonebananas_gw

The Cult of Compost:
A righteousness of rotting.
Gods? The very worms!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2011 at 2:36PM
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