Falling through the cracks

#octpowrimo #nature

Salford, 11th October 2018

It’s hard for a seed

To grow up in the big city

As it flies from its mum

And falls to the floor

Drifting in the wind

If lucky, it will land

Onto soft warm soil

But usually, it finds concrete

So it sleeps , and it grows

Fed by the rain

While it finds its own way

Through the sand and the drains

Popping up for sunshine

To the world saying hello

Don’t pull it from the pavement

For a bit, let it grow.

Here’s Another poem on a tree seed Helicopters, feel free to take a look and comment

Blackberries

#CFFC #LetterK #BASIC #Salford #Garden

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Hidden away among a mountain of leaves

the humble blackberry grows on its branch

biding its time till a meeting awaits

when it drops down into a sugary pool

and parties with its pals

no selfies needed here – they’re all jammin’

Toadstool

a late night poem, rewritten from my notebooks – enjoy.

In cold damp and dark

out in the park

a small brown toadstool

sits hiding in the grass

shy and retiring

not best in its class

sheltered by reeds, in the wind and rain

camouflauged by the grass

drinking slowly from the drain

Ode to a cactus

Prickle

Cactus

Once only found in Desert sand

a gardener decided to hatch a plan

developing a succelent

that’s happy at home, as well as gardenment

living in pots of sandy soil

whilst in the heat other plants toiled

this funny green plant, just grew away

amusing those in the garden at play

flowering in the sunshine smile

the cactus kept children amused for a while

as they spent the passing hours

counting his blooming colourful flowers

and being shorter than his bigger kind

the cats and dogs they didnt mind

for when their paws did feel a prickle

they smiled – for the cactus – kind of tickled

Transient

Transient

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gathered together

waiting on the western wind

dandelion seed

 

ready for the off

travelling on the airflow

dancing under clouds

 

landing in a green

settling down to sleep

new flowers take form

 

The son of plot a

sets root growing in plot b

as tree line grows

 

Descend

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Descend

Saturday 20th May 2017

During a dandelion seeds travels

each one rises up into the air,

some travel further than others

carried by the wind

eventually though, they gently drop to

nearby ground, where after a short rest they become

dandelions new, with bright yellow flowers

Lavender

lavender#coloryourworld #cyw #lavender #nature #poetry

like most flowers, this plant has a most delightful

aroma, which is released when you pass its light

violet stalks.

each stalk contains an individual

note of

delightful fragrance, leading to

every butterfly in the garden

returning to your flowers to gain another sniff

Vivid Violet

#Coloryourworld #cyw #vividviolet #violet

Very striking – you stand out in a crowd

In fact, your flower heads  offset the other colours in the border, from the

Orange of the marigolds surrounding your stem or the

Lemon yellows of the pansies nearby

Everyone in the garden, enjoys your colourful view, as

They pass you walking on the garden path

 

 

Wisteria

#coloryourworld #cyw #wisteria

when you look at this plant

it’s funny how it works its way around

supporting walls or trees

the branches climb high, into blue sky

eventually allowing flowers to display

ravishing colours of purple, violet or pink

in some instances, even brilliant white

an oriental climber at home on any garden wall