Tag: gardener

Outlook

A stray bare branchraps against teary, dreary panesI tap the barometer rain-no-change its outlookI’m looking out, a stir-crazy ladygardener stuck in an indoor mire mired in mud, daffodilshave raised swathes of souffle-lemonI’ve a taste of things to come Joining De in her 44 word… Continue Reading “Outlook”

This year’s nests

“Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth,    To some good angel leave the rest; For Time will teach thee soon the truth,   There are no birds in last year’s nest!” * A robin is not just for Christmas kitsch cards and rosy redbreast in sentimental snow – this blooded bully with its matador caped chest and eye, beady sharp as scissored beak is salve for wakeful winter midnights compulsive songster… Continue Reading “This year’s nests”