October 22

Samara

_____________________________________

Colossal samara sculpture spinning

The gentle breeze provoking giant seed

Around the garden at a ghostly speed

The bronze patinaed green and weathered well

Enormous silent, it has me grinning

The towering art, not aunaturel

_____________________________________

(A Wordsworth Sestet)

October 20

Salvia elegens

_____________________________________

Pineapple sage, sweet scented mint – November blooms, glad to know it

Tropical plant, ruby red hint – soft light green leaves, had to sow it

Container bound, oh so fragrant – hummingbird bait, rad to show it

Matter of time, frost will kill it – yearly planted, mad to grow it.

_____________________________________

(A Magali Shairi Poem)

September 23

Urban Gardeners

_____________________________________

Swiss urban green thumbs

Go green for food, social, health

Reasons, wealth matters

_____________________________________

(A sciku Poem)

A poetic synthesis of the conclusions of the research article

“Digging for the roots of urban gardening behaviours”

July 19

Permanent Bloom

_____________________________________

In a garden full of real blooms

I’m drawn to the metal flowers

On the gates of the garden rooms

*

Lasting eons instead of hours

Never bothered by garden pests

Patinaed by weather’s power

*

Within may still find insect nests

Though not a perfect habitat

Upon it you’ll find a bird rests

_____________________________________

(An Enclosed Triplet Poem)

May 21

#savestoneleigh

_____________________________________

We will honor the family who gave it

We will not allow eminent domain

An open space this garden shall remain

There’s a garden to save and we’ll save it.

We’re not prone to fighting but we’ll brave it.

There must be another space for new fields

From demolition this place we will shield

There’s a garden to save and we’ll save it.

Oh no! We will not let you pave it.

This too is a place for children learning

The school board’s proposal we are spurning

There’s a garden to save and we’ll save it.

We will honor the family who gave it

There’s a garden to save and we’ll save it.

_____________________________________

(An Echo Sonnet)