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Poem Harnkegger Games 2018: A Pipeweed Poem

posted Oct 2, 2018, 11:48 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 4:46 AM ]
By Agago Longleaf 

A Pipeweed Poem 

Tall and stately green 
Best sight I ever seen 
Swaying in the breeze 
Pretty as you please 

Rooted firmly in the ground
Planted neatly in their mounds
Growing up toward the sky
As the summer months go by

Nothing smells as sweet
In the late summer heat
As the frothy bloom above
Something most us Hobbits love

Hail to farmers that grow pipeweed
Of summer leaf that comes from the land
Stonecrop Leaf just ain't that grand
But Summer Green Weed
I have to say
Is the pick of the day

Some pipeweed was named after folks
Some in honor some as a joke
First Hobbit in the Shire to be a pipeweed grower
Was a fellow by the name of Tobold Hornblower

Some pipeweed was named for what he done
Hornblower and Old Toby were the ones
Sweet Lobelia as it is known
Most distasteful of all that's grown

Some pipeweed just bad as can be
That be Southlinch that come from Bree
Mighty good pipeweed that all desire
Comes from Southfarthling here in the Shire

Long Bottom Leaf and Southern Star
Eagles Nest be best by far
Some pipeweed it is said
Can bring you back from the dead

A pipeweed whose praises I will sing
Was said to be a favorite of an ancient king
Listen folks it ain't no joke
Some glow with an eerie fire when its smoked

According to hobbits we confess
Wizards Fire is the best of the best
So pardon me while I pause to ponder
It's PIPEWEED time
So away I will wander

Some info about the artist: Miss Agago is a member of the Purple Parlor Pipeweed Band and not only a gifted musician and musical arranger, but also an accomplished poet.