Ah, Well…

I love this man

I really do

For many, many reasons


And he’s been here

Right by my side

Through many different seasons

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But tell me now

When I show you

This nice bouquet of flowers


Would you not say:

“Oh Cynthia, wow

You’ve got such lovely powers!”

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And so I did

Show him my craft

Expecting him to praise me


Such praise that makes

Me burst in smiles

And makes my pulse go crazy

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But this is what

That good man said

Believe me, it’s no fable:


“Is that the old

White chenille spread

You put out on the table?

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Dedicated to my Better Half. 



Filed under A Good Home, Bouquets, Canadian Icewine, Canadians, Cut flowers, Floral Arrangement, Flowers, Outdoor Living, Recycling

59 responses to “Ah, Well…

  1. Georgeina

    Did he eventually notice the flowers? They look great.

  2. Men are kinda that way. I think we have all experience that!

  3. I am convinced it is a ‘man’ thing – it was explained to me by my husband when we were selling our first house. He said that however well the house was presented, clean, decorated with kerb appeal the man viewer will find the one hairline crack in the ceiling!!!

  4. Ah, got a chuckle out of this one. We can’t change it, so vive la difference.

  5. Jim

    Laughing out loud – literally! Thanks Cynthia.

  6. Men! Dontcha’ just love ’em!

  7. Great poem, Cynthia! You really made me chuckle! That’s definitely men for you. At least you both laughed about it!

  8. Oh that’s toooo funny! I do like the arrangement, though. 😀

  9. You’re a lucky girl!!! Lol. Be well my friend!!😀

  10. We see things a little differently sometimes, but I like to think that I would have seen the flowers.

  11. Good evening, I know I would have noticed the flowers 🙂 I am a very detailed person and notice most everything, especially beautiful flowers!

  12. Such a typical male remark! Hugs, Natalie 🙂

  13. great poem…and mine would have nicely said “I hope that’s not our salad tonight”. He always balks when I make a mixed fields green salad with edible flowers!! But your arrangement makes a beautiful centerpiece!!

    • Thank you for that!
      I just realized a few minutes ago that — he actually noticed the tablecloth! A shocking thing…..

    • Forgot to ask: what edible flowers do you use in your green salad?

      • Our local farmers market sells an edible hanging basket of Nasturtiums I think they are called. They are a pretty orange flower. You can eat the leaves also. I always buy one as soon as they have them out and hang it in our back deck area and pick a few leaves off for our field green salads. You can also eat Johnny Jump ups but just the flower part. They look really pretty if you garnish the salad with them. I always grow 4 different colors to use as garnish in the salad.

      • Great. Thanks for telling me. I knew about nasturtium being edible, but not the Johnny Jump Up.

  14. 😉 such a man response, my better half notice things days later! Nice flowers,

  15. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I saw this earlier in the week and it struck a chord. Honk if it sounds familiar!!!!

  16. Not sure my husband would have even noticed the chenille! :)!

  17. I love your poem. I think most men don’ t notice flowers, mine certainly doesn’t . He just doesn’ t see them. I try to get him to look at them, really look at them, but I might as well try to get the dog interested. But the undercarriage of an aeroplane in the Science Museum in London- ah, the beauty of that will bring a tear to his eye.

    • You just gave me a great idea, Chloris. In future, I’ll somehow work into the arrangement a tiny bicycle, or a pair of skis.

      Now I just have to find such things. But if I do, I’ll share the result with you!

      Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. I look forward to your comments.

      • With me it would have to be an aeroplane or a piano.. Skis would probably work too.
        I’ m a follower now Cynthia so I can keep my eye on what you are writing.

      • Thanks for following. I know and appreciate that. I enjoy your blogs too, complete with the ones about the flowers you hate. That was fun!

  18. I have come to your post about 6 times ( yes 6 times) since you posted it and each time I have been interrupted before I got to the comments. Phew, I am finally here, still laughing about your husband’s blindspot. Next time, I would suggest an arrangement of vegetables. See if that gets his attention.

  19. Ha Ha, I like that. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Cynthia. It’s the same when you get your hair done in a completely new style and you stand there waiting for him to notice. Eventually he sees you staring with that expectant look on your face and desperately tries to figure out what’s different. Then looking at the shirt that you’ve had for at least a year, he blurts out “I like your new shirt. The colour really suits you.”

  20. Hah! Your anecdote made me smile. Poor guy~ At least he’s trying! Thanks for understanding my situation so well. Ya gotta love ’em.

  21. Ya gotta love `em! 🙂 And the flowers look lovely, BTW.

  22. Reblogged this on Cynthia Reyes and commented:

    This one still makes me laugh — and yes, the holes have gotten even bigger from the repeated washes!

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