Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Poetic Asides Day 21

“back to basics”

Returning Outdoors

Autumn leans across the paths
and droops. Callistemons light up
the yard and bees fuss.

At last I collect seedlings
I actually plant them
I water them. And then it rains.

I’m sure there used to be sunshine.
I add worms bought from a store
to compost and beds.

Daylight scurries behind
sheets of cloud - diffuse,
corrugated or puffy-cheeked.

I forget to draw curtains against
the dark. Luckily the television
is brightly coloured, cheerful.

This season will bury itself
in Winter. Beetroots and kale
take root, take heart.

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