National Poetry Day: A-Rambling

poem.collageStep outside –
Feet touch
Brick and stone,
Familiar textures.
Hands stroke,
Familiar actions.
Sunlight warms,
Dampness refreshes,
Webs brush:
Familiar sensations.
Flowers whisper,
Trees call,
Earth reassures:
Familiar words.
Reds, pinks,
Blues and purples,
Familiar colours.
Step outside –
Ramble in
And round
And through:
Familiar foray.

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25 Responses to National Poetry Day: A-Rambling

  1. Beautiful poem perfectly illustrated – it takes me round your garden with you and engages all the senses – mmmmmm!

  2. Oh this was a delight Cathy. I love to write poetry but just post it on my other blog…nature is my muse and it is wonderful to read another gardener’s poetry…

  3. croftgarden says:

    I’ve been looking forward to your offering for National Poetry Day – a wonderfully sensuous ode.

  4. A wonderful collage, and a great way to celebrate national poetry day. Gardens are such a source of inspiration.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Kate – and writing more poetry was one of the reasons behind starting the blog. Plenty of inspiration all year round, like you say!

  5. Cathy says:

    Another wonderful poem Cathy. 🙂

  6. Brian Skeys says:

    I listened to Radio 4 all morning today while working, they were celebrating poetry all day, very interesting listening. Your poem Cathy, beautifully describes all the senses when rambling round the garden.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Brian – I heard a few snippets on R4 whilst driving between things I was doing, but must go onto iPlayer and check out others I would like to hear

  7. Very good. Happy poetry day.

  8. Garden Rambling
    Talking trees singing flowers
    Makes life colorful

    Sorry I couldn’t resist. It just came out of me.

  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Like a beautiful quilt!

  10. homeslip says:

    I knew you wouldn’t disappoint on NPD Cathy. A treat to read your words, see your pictures and feel how at one with your garden you are.

  11. hoehoegrow says:

    I was immersed Cathy. Thank you.

  12. Love your collage of images and thoughts; it is all quite beautiful and special.

  13. rickii says:

    So impressed by your poetic soul.

  14. I do enjoy your poems Cathy, you really capture a mood, a way of life.

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