Category Archives: flowers

Daffodils

Colleen’s poetry challenge.

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Lily #midnighthaiku

Where inner light shines The gilding of the lily Seems superfluous The picture was taken in a chapel of the Cathedral Church in Sheffield, an ornate nineteenth century building based upon a fourteenth century design.  After the Reformation, when the … Continue reading

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Guest poet: Mbizo Chirasha – Identity Apples

 Identity Apples I am a fat skeleton, resurrecting From the sad memories of dada And dark mysteries of animism I am Buganda I bleed hope I drip the honey of fortune Makerere; think tank of Africa I dance with you … Continue reading

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Container gardeners

The sun rose this morning on a misty world, finding its way through scattered clouds. Although the air is chill, yet there is a feeling of spring burgeoning with determined inevitability in the hedgerows and fields.  Houses huddle together for … Continue reading

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Alchemy

Summer’s fruits ripen What autumn mists must wither Crimson wears mourning Veils itself in frozen tears Caught in the grip of winter Rosebuds brave the snow Winter death holds summer’s birth Silent gestation Working unseen alchemy Transmutation of the sun … Continue reading

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Roots

The little cardboard carton had a yellow sticker afixed to its side, indicating a much-reduced price. The wilted shoots did not look hopeful. The bin of dying flowers was destined for the supermarket’s trash, yet amongst them there were plants… … Continue reading

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A painter’s palette

The faded flower caught my eye as I was trimming the potted plants on the windowsill. The rich shades of its life and death were so striking they would make an amazing watercolour. Appropriate, really, as the flower was an … Continue reading

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