A Flower Garden

After the long months of winter slumber, snowdrops and chartreuse leaves 
announce the welcome return of spring,
just visible above resting grass, the petite sunshine yellow flowers of 
crocuses, what radiant colour they bring,
fluted wings gently alighting on aromatic flowering lilac lavender bushes, 
a gossamer topaz blue butterfly,
sharing the plentiful cone shaped flowers with the hum of variegated bees 
looking for the sweet nectar they supply. 

A windy day embellishes the lawn with a marbled carpet of fallen amber 
and gold autumnal leaves,
the welcome sunshine and unseasonal warmth of a late Indian summer, a 
    temporary winter reprieve,
the silent overnight transformation of the garden by a smooth pristine 
dusting of crystalline white snow,
creating mysterious camouflaged shapes and undulating indigo shadows 
with a luminous ethereal glow.

Hanging upside down, industrious adult blue tits diligently search for small 
spiders under a wooden window ledge,
the rich violet star shaped flowers and dark glossy leaves of low growing 
periwinkle nestled under a mature holly hedge,
interwoven with honeysuckle in a decorative arch, winter jasmine’s yellow 
flowers brighten a morn of misty grey,
glossy scarlet red berries abound on lustrous prickly evergreen holly perfect 
for a traditional Christmas Day.

A pastel yellow hollyhock blooms in a colourful cottage garden standing 
sentinel at a five bar gate,
 elegant, tall and graceful, swaying slightly in imperceptible summer wind, 
so patiently it waits, 
whether pruning, planting, weeding or watching from a Christmas window
 with amiable good cheer,
the garden’s constantly changing light, flowers and wildlife always delight,
 whatever the time of year.

Happy Birthday Zara love from Matt
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My poetry is written to be uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the joys of flowers and gardening.
My poems have been very well received by readers of all ages and backgrounds. 

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