The garden awakes from it’s lengthy winter slumber with a display of
snowdrops, woodland bluebells, fragrance and sound,
young chartreuse leaves unfurl on sentinel oak tree boughs, an
occasional industrious striped bumblebee to be found.
An enclosed red brick Victorian walled garden with climbing, rambling
and shrub roses in ruby red, soft cream and white,
some later flowering varieties with tight buds, others in full bloom,
pure fragrance floating on a summer’s eves twilight.
The striking colour of a cottage garden’s delphiniums with glorious
towering spikes of rich amethyst and royal blue,
the garden’s vibrance changing from bright to muted pastel as
sun and mischievous wispy clouds pass through.
In late summer, tall yellow hollyhocks sway in light wind, underneath
are self sown wild tissue-paper poppies in scarlet red,
the luxuriant blooms of begonias, antirrhinums, striped petunias and
tri-coloured pansies decorate a summer flowerbed.
The fluttering dance of numerous velvet butterflies feeding on the
abundant sweet nectar hidden in powder white buddleia fronds,
reminiscent of a Monet painting, white and blush pink waterlilies
float serenely on a dark reflective garden pond.
The silent overnight transformation of the winter garden by a
smooth pristine blanket of frozen crystalline snow,
creating mysterious camouflaged shapes, ridges and gently
undulating shadows with a fleeting ethereal glow.
The orange calendula’s layers of daisy-like petals slowly curl
and close as sunlight and heat disappear from the day,
resting, ready to unfurl and welcome the warmth and light
of the following morning’s luminous sun’s rays.
A windy day embellishes the lawn with a rich carpet of gold
burnished amber and mustard fallen autumnal leaves,
the welcome sunshine and unseasonal warmth of a late October
Indian summer, an opportune temporary winter reprieve.
The flowers in full bloom under a rare quintessential summer’s
day colour-washed with a pure cornflower blue sky,
that night, the garden lit by a canopy of glittering constellations
under the canopy of an endless black velvet sky.
Whether a city balcony, allotment or rambling cottage garden,
immaculate or wild, all that you loved so dear,
when I look out of a window at a flower garden in bloom,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.
A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of flowers and gardening.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, by funeral directors and add a very personal accolade.
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|Digital Download – 6 verses||£11.95|
|Digital Download – 10 verses||£15.95|
|White A4 Print – 6 verses||£14.95|
|Ivory A4 Print – 6 verses||£14.95|
|White A3 Print – 10 verses||£19.95|
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