O is for…

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…Oranges

Orange

© Jeff Opperman
Now see the beautiful sunset ore the ocean blue
Fiery colors due abound of poems there are a few
I wish that I could write one, about that perfect hue
But nothing rhymes with Orange
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Orchards stretch for miles, they never seem to stop
There nectar baring fruit is one that’s hard to top
A fruit that justifies a sonnet, but might as well be rock
But nothing rhymes with Orange
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How do I describe a basketball?
Or the bricks within my garden wall
The autumn leaves before they fall
But nothing rhymes with Orange

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So the hardest line you’ll ever write
One to keep you up all night
So please tell if you might
What the hell rhymes with ORANGE?

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The Letter O is brought to us under the supervision of Frizztext

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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38 Responses to O is for…

  1. ShimonZ says:

    very saturated oranges…

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  2. Bumba says:

    To get back to the subject at hand and leaving the orangutans alone for a while, I think melange is an almost acceptable rhyme for orange. Then again, there’s that Los Angeles Councilman Tom LeBonge, altho to my way of thinking LeBonge rhymes better with Crenshaw melon.

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  3. Patti Kuche says:

    They look like little orbs of treasure! Brilliant shots Angeline!

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  4. ChgoJohn says:

    It is a true rarity to see “natural” oranges here. By the time they get this far North, any with even the smallest of blemishes have been weeded out. Seeing these remind me of those I’ve seen during trips to Florida. The sight of that first orange grove was mesmerizing.
    These were wonderful, Angeline. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, John. It’s a shame that the majority of these orange trees I’ve photographed are on the inside of a fence in an empty field, so the oranges fall to the ground and stay there to return to the earth. Our grocers here at the source of all of our fruit and vegetables, have weeded out any “unsightly” items.

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  5. Oh yum. I have a big bowl of oranges on my dining room table. Going to go get one. My mouth is watering. 🙂

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  6. Amy says:

    🙂 maybe half-rhymes 🙂
    Very cool, Angeline!

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  7. Jo Bryant says:

    Eminen has some thoughts on ‘orange’

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  8. rommel says:

    You are really good with composition, Angeline.

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  9. Stunning oranges . Autumn is here! Have a beautiful day .

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  10. dadirri7 says:

    very funny, and great photos thanks Angeline, our limes fall to the ground, but we manage to eat all of our oranges!

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  11. frizztext says:

    lemon is the
    revenge
    to sweet orange.
    +
    (this is my
    first poem!)

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  12. Haha 🙂 Loved seeing home grown oranges in all their wonderful sweet juicy imperfection. 🙂

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thank you!!!!!! You got my intended message exactly! After striving to put together the perfect photos for the contest yesterday, I wanted to get down and dirty and rough things up today.

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