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Poetry Garden

In the beginning….

#writeclub #garden

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It started as a plot of land owned

by a farmer – who used it

as fodder for his cows and sheep

in the wintertime

Fencing went up

as the cows and sheep

moved into another field

and a “For sale” Sign rose up

Nearby cottage owners

clubbed together

and as the farmer pocketed the cash

the cottage owners picked up the field

Carrots, Parsnip, Turnip and Swede

were planted to make the venture succeed

whilst flowers and fruit trees of various kinds

were planted to please inquisitive minds

The vegetables were made into delicious soup

while fruit pies were made by the enterprising group

and ate for teas down the street

occasionally sold at the village fair for a treat

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Acrostic

Open Garden

#Writephoto #Garden

Outwards, the garden gate swings

presenting a spot for

everyone to enjoy sometime amongst the

nice weather, amongst the fragrant flowers

Of course, the garden

presents the perfect opportunity to

enjoy a sandwich lunch out on the greens

not forgetting a slice of your favourite cake….

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Acrostic Poetry

Lamp post

#writephoto #lamppost

Lining the city streets

a touch of craftsmanship,

making the green spaces safe for

pedestrians to walk about at night

of course, their lights are turned off when the

sun is at its height

that’s when people sit on the park bench nearby it

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Home Humour Life

The Clattering of Blinds

#Writeclub #Blinds

with a nod to Georgia @ Writeclub!

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They keep the sharp light out

It’s why they were installed

and send a message to all outside

you’re not available to call

But there are some nosey parkers

who use these things for fun

as you hear turn of the gears

letting in the peek of the sun

The signs of life are apparent,

from the waste of takeaway Chinese

and backdoors been moving a plenty

deliveries been taken with ease

So while you’re out on the Garden lawn

getting vitamin E from the sun

they’re peering out from the shutters

watching everyone on a run

And you know just as well, they’re in there

from the sound of the rattling of tin

there’s no point in making denials

when they say they were out – they were in!

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Health Life

Exhale

#WDYS #Napowrimo

“Exhale” Sign : Image by Matt Barringer

Time to take a moment….

Three day weekends are there

To be enjoyed not laboured through

Take a while to move your feet

through a spring green full of flowers

tip toe through the tulips (or daffodils)

Take a moment, to enjoy what’s around you

enjoy a sandwich and cake under a tree

watching the sights and sounds of nature

Take it all in

and let all your stresses go….

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Food Fun Home

Chocolate Dreams

#writeclub #chocolate #dreams

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Crafty little easter bunnies

having had us give up the sweet stuff

over 8 weeks of spring

carry their baskets of candied heaven

out amongst the town

leaving special treats for the kiddies

(and their mums and dads) in the house or garden

toffees and bonbons to make anyone smile, inside

eggs of extra special chocolate, and of course

some special cake for an easter tea

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Acrostic Colours Flowers Garden Poetry

Cluster

#Fowc #Cluster

Coming to life from beneath the ground

leaves hiding a burst of colour

until its time for the flowers to

say “Hello!” to the bright morning sky. keeping

together for their own protection

each individual flower adding their own bit of

radiant colour to the garden

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Food Seasons

Freezing

#writeclub #freezing

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If you think you’re feeling cold today

count yourself lucky

you could be a bird

hanging about in the winter time

tending to its clutch of eggs

while cold winds from the north

blow through the trees

that said, you could be a fish

down in the water of the darkest sea

the ice might be on the surface

cold and bright white

but its perishing below

you could be a vegetable

freshly picked today

and put in a bag with others

before you can get away

then stored in a great big chiller

with the door closed behind you with ease

its a hardlife, living as it does

as a garden pea.

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Food

Pumpkin

#writephoto #pumpkin

Pumpkin (Image: KL Caley)

Positioned

under a shady spot waiting for

moonlight of all hallows eve

preparing for arrivals of

kreepy ghosts

in the

night time garden

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Garden Poetry

Poisonous Plants

#writephoto #nature #plants #poison

Poisonous Plants – Image by KL Caley

Positioned where they are in the garden,

perhaps its best leaving them where they are…

pretty colours often a sign to the

present wildlife – to stay away,

of course – the pesky bees and wasps are welcome

pollen needs to be spread – so they grow again next time

precaution needs to be made of course

pretty colours often contain some kind of deterrent

pepper red – a message to canine, feline and human alike

please! don’t eat me….