Cloudy Day

Pasque Flower, Flower, Rain, Plant

When pushed inside on a cloudy day

When gardening by rain is set aside

It is time for other things to do

It matters not as long as they’re done with you

To sort the laundry

Such things mundane

They are more pleasant with you

On days of rain

And then the sun does arrive again

Then we together shall emerge

And once again with rake and spade

Attend the bright beds of our labours


After the Rain

Rainbow, Weather, Sky, Clouds, Panorama

When the sun through clouds creeps

And warm beams the soils do dry

It is like a sweet regeneration

As freshly watered plants reach to sunlit sky

Pathways steam in the warming sun

And flowers their blooms stretch open

All is refreshed and new again

And sound returns to the solar fountain

Its splash and trickle instead of the rain

At least until the clouds return again



A labour of love

Bringing forth exquisite tastes and smells

Tomatoes plump and red, the table to grace

As purple lavender perfume the heart does swell

Bees intent of their daily chores

As butterflies flit among the blossoms as well

And I sit upon the bench, and take in my accomplishments sweet

And ignore the few incroaching weeds, and that annoying passing snail


Poetics – Garden(ing)

Bird Bath

Pigeon, Birds, Animals, Gray Color, Paris, France

As from my window I chanced to peek

I spied a pigeon dip its beak

Into my pond ornamental

But the bird did fail to settle

And stepped too far onto the pond weed

‘Twas not dy land as the fowl percieved

So in shock it did flap and shake

Having discovered too late its big mistake


Really humourous to watch a very plump pigeon fall into my garden pond. Nature provides some great entertainment.

Lavender Moment

Lavendar, Field, Green, Closeup

Hazy carpet
Scent enriching the air
Majestic lavender perfume
Found there
To brush
To crush or pick
Brings heavenly release
As the violet field yields bliss
For me
Join me
In my journey
Into the place of bloom
And we will share its sweet treasure


Colleen’s challenge is to “Pick a Flower” and using one of the syllabic forms we use, tell us why it is special to you.

Spring Labour

Bird, Robin, Tree, Red Breast, Songbird

Spring has now fully come

And like wee birds it’s time to the garden return

There is so much to do

Winter waste remove and soil to turn

There are bulbs to nuture

And new saplings to guide and train

And all within the timespan

Between those spring-tyde rains

But when all is completed

And pots and bed-plants in rows

We can for just that moment

Sit back and enjoy it grow