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nodding acquaintance

a foxglove that I never plantedbut was pleased to see in leaf last yearis tall now….. and dark pinkbees visit…… sliding their fuzzy arsesinto the snug pipes of the flowersreading the secret codes of pollen I see it from my … Continue reading

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she paints the many-petalled poppy

I’ve been guest blogger on a friend’s site: O is for Georgia O’Keeffe, Artist, #AtoZ Challenge 2017

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Vigil

in the partial light of candles we imagine a garden branches delicate with thin spring leaves invite us in but the candles are too tall too stand up straight to be those men slumped that night they were not flames … Continue reading

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Flick weed and other difficulties

my neighbour’s new                       ..to gardening but believes it to be therapeutic    .works in the NHS                           … Continue reading

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A word for it

Fatheaded Lizzie’s an easy step from Fatshedera lizei she’s green and glossy                  ……………bossy shoving the shrub we call wee gelia to one side wee gelia’s pink and white and like a wedding … Continue reading

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A small thing noticed

pasque flowers purple under silver fuzz skinshine spring bloodblossoms Jan Dean

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Weeding

would be a forest of ten thousand sycamores would be a forest                 …………………often thousands a wood-be forest                  …………………a wood bee a wood bee for … Continue reading

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Envy

the land is striped                            mudstone and chalk lines of lime and acid my white camellia flowers             double and lush as a wedding but the oval leaves are yellow       pale                spotted all … Continue reading

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The Evening Watering

summer……… and the sun has fallen now beyond the moment where it mirrors neighbours’ windows gold ….       .. the stripe of sky that rests upon the distant ground sings green with sinking light doors are still ajar……………….. …….sound carries further … Continue reading

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Parable

the kingdom of God is like a man who buys a bargain basement shrub and plants it in his garden and when it grows it is not a small and tidy thing it is horse chestnut alive with lime green … Continue reading

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