Tale of a tree

Garden, Poetry

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!

Asparagus

Colours, Food, Poetry

#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



Soil

Acrostic, Garden, Outdoors, Parks

 

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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

Roots

Garden, Growing up, Home, Life, Memories, People, Poetry

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

Cornflower

Colours, Flowers, Pleasures, Poetry

#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

 

Olive tree

Colours, Food, Poetry

#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.

Daffodils

Garden, Nature, Photography, Poetry

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

Vegetable Soup

Food, Garden, Poetry

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A piece of Acetate Art by the Author – Garden

Go into your garden,

and dig a few holes.

Drop a tomato plant, an onion bulb

Some beans and some greens,

into some lush fertile ground

warm in the bright sunshine

and water (Rain does best, but a watering can will do)

Add fertiliser if you need to.

Then when at their peak

pick the fruits of your labour

and after washing, pop them in a pan

The hardy veg take longer to cook – so put them in first

cook them down with some salt and pepper – and perhaps – a little oil

liquidise and serve

with fresh oven baked bread

in a stoneware bowl

Sit down, and enjoy