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Poetry

Popcorn Plant

#Writeclub #Popcorn

popcorn plant (illustration by inky)

Confusion reigned among the staff
in the garden centre
Curiously, the conkers they were growing
for selling in pots in the greenhouse
had grown, no sprouted….no rocketed
into something a little more colourful
a little more knobbly and a little more exotic
a lot more tropical and a little less green
i mean – leaves the colours of mixed fruit drops ?
and poking through the glass towards the sky
you couldn’t call them unseen – definately unmuted
as the kids visited every blossom time
picking off popcorn from the branches and petals

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Poetry

Views from a Window

I

Facing Swathe’s of Green

Little fruits play hide and seek

under leafy shade

II

Tomatoes Blushing

Star of the evening platter

by the battered cod

III

Empty vines begin

growth of some brand new red fruits

new fruits taking shape

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Garden Poetry

Tale of a tree

Salford, 5th July 2019

A piece of poetry, taken from my repository on Allpoetry.com

The rotten apple of the bunch,
was saved from sentence of th’bin
it was placed inside a plot of soil
and kept warm there and in.

Now Children wondered – would it grow,
with loads of apples there in tow?
Dad he watered plot every day
So apple could try to make its way

And as the apple started to root,
from out of the ground – popped up a shoot
the apple had started its journey to be
a lovely fruitful apple tree

And leaves and branches started to take
as Dad and Children round tree did rake
and then one day – as the sun it did rise
the family had a fruity surprise!

Little Green apples hung from the tree,
occasionally pecked by a bird or a bee
these would grow – and time would fly
and then the apples – would end in a pie!

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Colours Food Poetry

Asparagus

#CYW #Coloryourworld #Asparagus

A piece by inky with a little bit of art…..

popping up out of the ground…..(created by Inky from a Wikipedia image)


The woody stalk

popped up from the earthy soil

and began a race


Seven other green spears

headed headlong to the sun

as the flowers watched


Prize to the Victor?

they’re Basted in Butter,

On Silver Salvers



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Nature

Mushroom

Toadstool.jpg

Mushroom
A response to the daily post prompt by inky

Small mushroom sits amongst the leaves and the grass

minding its own as the wildlife pass

getting what it can from nearby trees and the rain

taking up water from the natural drain

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Acrostic Garden Outdoors Parks

Soil

 

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Soil – Image C/o UK Soil Association

 

 

Soil

source of growth

our garden plants depend on it

its home for all sorts of life

like worms, beetles and ants

 

such an important base needs nutrients

on certain mornings , water and fertiliser

is added , to let the seedlings and bulbs

lift their flowers into the sky and take root

 

some gardeners plant vegetables whilst

on season,  others plant fruit trees

in certain climates, the soil will allow you to grow

local delicacies, such as bananas and pineapple

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Garden Growing up Home Life Memories People Poetry

Roots

A response to the prompt Roots

by Brian F Kirkham for the Inkwell

Salford 8th May 2017

Like any other little seed,

you need time to grow

grasp the air

spread some branches

And when the time is right

charged with energy and excitement

you’ll take your own flight

before landing on the soil of your choice

But remember your past

for the time will have passed

and contemplate the time

passed through movement and rhyme

for its time to develop

and grow new shoots

but dont forget family

the place of your roots

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Colours Flowers Pleasures Poetry

Cornflower

#Coloryourworld #cyw #cornflower #blue

Captured by the artist, a field of wildflowers

Others might call it – a sea of blue

Round trees, and grass I see you

Navigating your path through the grass, helped by the breeze

Forming a trail, you and your kin, around the cows

Lovely flower, with spiky petals

Over the green fields you grow – a butterfly’s dream

When seen , its difficult to predict or

Expect what will happen to you, are you off on a journey or will you

Rest in the basket of a passing visitor

 

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Colours Food Poetry

Olive tree

#coloryourworld #cyw #olive-green

hanging delicately from your branches

in a cast of thousands

your colour casts Down on white chalky soil

as you soak up the rays from the Mediterranean sun

what you hold is prized up and down the land

by the farmer, the chef and the food fan

as you paint the town green

under azure blue skies.

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Garden Nature Photography Poetry

Daffodils

This poem written by me, first appeared in the forward poetry title : New Beginnings.

I’ve given it a little polish and decided to share – enjoy.

 

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Daffodils, Enchanted Garden, BASIC, Salford

 

Like their glass friends

The humble garden bulb

Has sat quietly

All Winter.

 

It’s waited for the signs,

The first melted ice

The dropping snow

or the returning birds

 

Prepared for the moment

that spring in the air

And that special time

The sun hits the ground

 

And as those first warm rays

Drop onto the ground

It pops up a shoot

And takes a look round

 

Then it drinks up the sun

and lets colour – explode!

Giving some beauty

to a home owners abode