A pause.

 

Today I favour flowers over man:

Marigold with its bright brown eyes

And cornflower nodding in assent

To everything I say. Who alive

Want to be here? To be spent

In awe at nature’s spendthrift plan.

I want to taste the blue

From the borage, til my tongue

Shakes its grasp of words

And joins in the buzz

Of the battery of bees.

And you, verbena, clumsily

Lolloping your well-coiffed head

Over the raised bed,

Are a giant queen

In a paddling pool.

(Cabbages won’t admit

But envy your legs.)

Me, I’m in nonchalant charge

Over this lovely scene.

I can’t help but think

That summer’s past its best

So much beauty and grace

Will turn to compost in nature’s haste.

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2 thoughts on “A pause.

  1. Did you write this? It’s wonderful!

    On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 10:26 AM, Wildblogging from Anna wrote:

    > wildblogging posted: ” Today I favour flowers over man: Marigold with its > bright brown eyes And cornflower nodding in assent To everything I say. Who > alive Want to be here? To be spent In awe at nature’s spendthrift plan. I > want to taste the blue From the borage,” >

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