Typewriter Rodeo: Wildflowers

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on the news.

By Laura RiceMarch 25, 2016 9:51 am,

It’s hard to tell when spring comes and goes here in Texas, but one surefire way to tell? The wildflowers. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.



Join me, my love, plop down on this blanket

Let’s celebrate nature — no, — let’s thank it!


First and foremost, proud bonnets of blue!

So tempting to pick (but it’s jail if you do)


And there, brightly painted, red-pink and lush!

A field, a canvas, an Indian brush.


Oh look, this resembles my pasty white face!

So delicate and regal, it’s Queen Anne’s Lace.


Hey dollop of sun, who gave you that bruisin’?

You’re a shiner of love, my Black-Eyed Susan.


And mmmmm, deep purple, crowning the thistle!

Just don’t take a bite — it’s natures own gristle.


Yes join me, my love, let’s be free from strife

It’s wildflower season, a rainbow

Of life.