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At Home on the Stage II: Corps de Ballet

Loose limbed And elegant They leap and prance Across the stage With familiar ease, Pristine dresses Flashing white Green trimmed For effect. Not a pas de deux A dance for two But for a larger cast, A thousand perhaps Or … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Me…

I sowed the seed, Planted the plant, Whispered, Cajoled And tended, Negotiated terms With sun And rain, But who… Waved a wand So plants That sulked Would thrive? Raised roses in dry shade And magnified The clematis blooms? Breathed new … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Blooms Day: Long Drawn Out Pleasures

In deepest February Those months Between leaf drop And spring May seem to drag May chill our hearts May make us yearn For warmer days And sun. But pause awhile…. If, In our anxiety For weeks to pass By swift … Continue reading

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Late Summer Lament

The garden stalls and stutters, The seasons’ successes and failures Merging as one As the garden Ebbs and flows With the tides of the year, Money and effort expended Towards uncertain futures, Towards our age-wearied end. Beyond the garden, however, … Continue reading

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After the Razzamatazz

Roses fade, Their petals dropping To form a Scented carpet On the ground. Having welcomed The sun (with razzamatazz) To open their buds And proclaim A glorious June, They hanker now For shade, For gentle breezes, For a long cool … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

The garden Preens and struts, Rustling its gaudy feathers As it settles On its perch, New plumage Resting easily On its frame. There is Something in the air – A subtle change. The warmth of the sun? The gentle intensity … Continue reading

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