Saturday, May 11, 2013

Violet ~ as in Beauregarde


http://www.leahpalmerpreiss.com/  ~~ artist Leah Palmer Preiss


A voluptuous girl Miss Violet
evidenced by ample girth 
maneuvering gets quite tricky
watch out ~ she needs a wide berth!

A vociferous girl Miss Violet

measure this belly she screams
wanting to look as thin as a reed
imagines it clearly each night as she dreams!

A voluminous girl our Violet

blueberry shaped and quite plump ..
chock full of juice, ready to gush
the true test they say ~ just give her a thump!

It's off to the juicer Miss Violet

you're falling apart at the seams ..
painless they tell her ~ don't worry at all
when squeezing has ended .. you WILL be quite small!





20 comments:

  1. Ha, this made me smile, Helen. I thought I was familiar with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but somehow am unfamiliar with Miss Violet. She definitely is voluminous. Poor thing!

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  2. Fun read and with illustrations!

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  3. i love this SO MUCH, Helen! Charlie & The Chocolate Factory is my favorite, and my kids' favorite and just, well our favorites. This is such a delightful romp, taking Violet off in directions not able to be explored in a story about an ensemble. EXCELLENT! yay!

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  4. ha. she rather got what was coming to her eh? and i hope in her juicing that she learns her lesson as well...you def gave the story a bit of something bringing in the attention to size as well making it accessible to many...

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  5. Love that classic and the voice you've given here, Helen...such fun!! :)

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  6. Dahl is a master storyteller.

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  7. Should I be worried that I resonate so deeply with Miss Violet? I love the bit about dreaming herself thinner, something I am prone to as well.

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  8. Utterly hilarious! I love this bit of play on Roald Dahl's infamous, obnoxious character. You did the whole notion justice. So glad you participated in the garden party!

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  9. This is a favourite tale. You have done wonders with the character, who will remain forever violet.

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  10. HOW CUTE, YOU JUST TURNED A BEERRY INTO GIRL,,,,,,,,,,LOVED IT:)

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  11. Awesome poem inspired by an awesome book written by one of my very favorite authors. Nice work!

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  12. This was so delightful to read Helen ~ Nothing wrong with being voluptuous, and being too thin is not good either ~ Very nice retelling ~

    Happy Mother's Day ~

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  13. Hehehe! Lovely smileworthy verse. :)

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  14. Fun, fun, fun.
    Happy Mother's Day, Helen.

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  15. Laughing madly--I've never tried the Juicing weight loss method! I thought I'd tried them all. This is hilarious, Helen, with a perfect last line. We can change a lot, but not who we are.

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  16. Just a little squeeze! And we will all be fair! I like it very much!

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  17. One can just picture her waving her stick and shouting:
    "Coming through! Make way"
    And then ending up as blueberry juice. Great story.

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  18. Blueberry-shaped...I can understand that part, Helen.
    A wonderful take on the Violet prompt! Lots of fun.
    K

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