At the Philly Flower Show-part 2

At the Philly Flower Show 3-11-11   #5


With my favorite blonde

wife mine

husband hers

wife mine husband hers

this is another time of our lives

at Philly Flower show

March 11, eleven

We walked, we shopped

we sat and talked of Swarthmore

whether the inn was out

We watched art in flowers

flowered art

flowers without art

flowers are art

especially the cacti

which we both love

cacti are catproof

cacti need little moisture

cacti endure

we try to also

we walked and talked

enjoyed each others being

said little, really

Bob Small  3-11-11   revised 6-23-2013 then 6-24


At the Philly Flower Show 3-11-11  #6 and final


These are times to be remembered

very rarely at the times

very rarely

Flowers and shopping stalls

and hoping stalls

couples young and old

Flowers and food

children with parents

with both or the one


Flowers and dreamers

of various ages, dreamings

some in memory of

nineteen thirty one

nineteen sixty one

nineteen ninety one

Center City, olde Swarthmore,

Camden back in the day

Chester some time ago

Jackson, Miss when young when young


I remember wandering

in many woods

before it became other

than the




who here

still has these memories

that you should not need


should not need

to enter concrete

or glass or brick

to see flowers, bushes, and trees

to see flowers, bushes, and trees

ah, I’m an old man

I’m an old man

who only knows

the uses of yesterday

who only knows

the uses of yesterday

and has not the

and has not the

vision for tomorrow

vision for  —


Bob Small 3-11-01

revised 6-24-2013

About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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