I’ve been thinking about seeds a lot as I keep planting peas that get eaten by mice, and I’ve written a few poems about them. But pruning one into 44 words for Monday’s dVerse quadrille prompt “planting seeds” didn’t work for me. So I tried to think of what a seed is – enough genetic information for an organism (diploid), the machinery of a cell to start it all going (mitochondria, etc)… Did you know that mitochondrial DNA comes purely down the female line? Yours is the same as your mother’s, your grandmother’s, your great-grandmother’s, stretching back along a line of a hundred thousand women…
what masculine conceit,
calling your semen ‘seed’!
Spill it on the ground,
wait for an army of sons to rise,
from those sad wrigglers –
not even half the story.
Wait forever –
it’s not seed you sprayed,
35 responses to “less than half the story”
This made me chuckle!
Thanks Carol 🙂
This got a laugh from me. I like your create take on the prompt.
Thank you Ali 🙂
Interesting fact and hilarious poem.
I had the Python’s “let the heathens spill theirs, on the dusty ground…” running through my head. 😀
A great place for a mind to be running 🤣
Hahahaha, I love this! Very clever and humorous. It’s only half without the other half when the “seed” cannot fully grow.
Thanks Lucy 😀
Wow, Kate! Your response to the prompt has made me smile. Arrogance and conceit indeed!
Thank you Kim. It was a fun one to write. 😀
Very funny! ✨
Ha! This is great. I’m sneezing already. Well done.
This is brilliant and hilarious! I read it to my Mum. A stroke of genius.
…and thinking of you today, I hope all goes well. ❤
Ouch! Very funny 🙂 Enjoyed reading this very much.
Lovely poem and great introduction!
thank you Luisa ❤
To the point and very good.
I never did understand how “seed” could be appropriate, but then it’s been a male dominated society.
thanks Ken, and it sure has… but times are gradually changing.
Thank you for this! It made me laugh–and so right–all those centuries of arrogant men!😀. “every sperm is sacred. . .”🤣
“every sperm is great…”
Wonderful Quadrille Kate, well written!
Thank you Rob!
How much do I love this ~~~~ let me count the ways!! Cheers.
Thanks Helen 😀
Indeed… we need each other.
Well, for now… https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2001/07/egg-fertilized-without-sperm
and I did see a tool for opening jars advertised on TV recently. 😀
I love this … full of strength and assertion!
thanks Dwight 🙂