Category Archives: flowers

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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Kiss #midnighthaiku

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Going west – wild things

As we walked towards Carn Llidi, we were surprised to see a little herd of Welsh ponies grazing on the hillside. These hardy and resilient ponies still live a semi-feral life here. They are beautiful creatures and very much a … Continue reading

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Going west – Mountain road

We were fed and watered… very well-fed, in fact after a home-cooked Welsh breakfast at the Mid-Wales Inn… and on the road early. The weather was finally dry, the sun attempting to peep through the clouds… and there was the … Continue reading

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Iris #Haiku

Irises are amongst my favourite flowers. I know the purple one is a bearded iris, not a flag iris, but having just uploaded the picture, it seemed perfect for Ronovan’s haiku challenge this week.

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In the bluebell wood

I have a friend from the US staying with me for a few days. A few years ago she told me she had never seen a bluebell wood in flower. This time, the timing of her visit was perfect… There … Continue reading

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