Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nippers three ...

Nippers three, saving me
from overgrown trees, shrubs and vines

Nippers good, cutting wood
helping me, all the time

Nippers red, always wed
to my hand, hip or behind

Nippers three, how lovely
you make my garden shine!

Diana Kirby
May 21, 2008

7 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

An ode to pruning shears!! I love it Diana! And wish I still had my felco holster...it was ruined in an unmentionably messy poison ivy episode.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Diana said...

Well, anything to do with Poison Ivy is bound to be messy, Annie. Sorry about your holster. I just hope no one comments on the neglected state of my little tools. I am terrible about cleaning, sharpening and all those things. They are quite abused for as much as I appreciate them!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We can tell you really appreciate your flecos Diana even if they aren't cleaned and sharpened. Love the poem.

Robin (Bumblebee) said...

Very cute.

Did I ever tell you that my husband used my Felcos as wire cutters? $52 pruners ruined! I just had to keep my mouth shut for a while cause there wasn't anything nice I could say about that.

Now, I keep my pruners on the desk in my office with a "Do not touch" tag on them. Really.

Robin at Bumblebee

Diana said...

Lisa - I do love my pruners. And I never would have thought that I could use three different ones. Those tiny ones are great for deadheading.

Robin - too funny - your guys need a-watchin, huh? Those pruners are amazingly expensive, aren't they? But they're great so it's a good investment.

kriscard said...

Love this, Di ... especially the "nippers red" verse! You sometimes downplay it, but you are really quite the creative writer, my friend!! :)

Diana said...

Kristen - Aw - that's such a sweet thing to say. Thank you. It just hit me the other day how much I love them and rely on them and it popped into my little pin head!