Category Archives: Poetry

National Poetry Day: The Gardener’s Fickle Fingers

We are born, We die, And in between We live lives Of varying degrees Of usefulness, Our impact Subtle or Dramatic. In our gardens The plants Are the same, From humble weed To mighty oak; Born from seed Or Adam’s … Continue reading

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Precious drops

After weeks without, The ground is dry And unforgiving, Plants parched And gasping For relief. Guilty watering Barely Wets their lips; This humanitarian gesture, This act of pity, Is sadly too late For some And it will be The strong … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday: Now We Are Six

Blogging For six years, And rambling too (vases came later); From brief And private Beginnings Came years Of friendship, Inspiration, And so much more: Many words, Many gifts, and A greater understanding Of my garden, Of the world And of … Continue reading

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Promises, Promises

Shortest day, On the cusp Of a new year; Tardy sun Heaves herself Over the horizon, Relieved That from today It will get easier. Precious Extra minutes Will soon illuminate The winter garden, Highlighting Seasonal treasures: Snowdrops Cornus, Witch hazel, … Continue reading

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Smells

The green smell That follows Showers After Weeks without; Fresh foliage, Fresher still. First sweet peas And something Indeterminate Carried on the breeze; Tomato plants Warming in The greenhouse; Rich fruitiness, Close encounter With an early rose; Confused aroma of … Continue reading

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Sap is Rising

Each day Brings new signs Of spring. Spikes of bulbs, Young foliage, New buds And early blooms Gladden the heart As evidence mounts. Lengthening days And Jack’s absence Are boosting growth And causing Sap to rise. Sap rises also In … Continue reading

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Seasonal Haiku

Seasonal greetings At the fag-end of the year Hopes of peace prevail Seasonal greetings at the fag-end of the year At the fag-end of the year hopes of peace prevail With very best wishes to all my blogging friends wherever … Continue reading

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