Succulent

It’s been growing in some housebricks
on a pot outside our door
for quite some months, innocuous
Not sure what it was for
But just this week quite suddenly
It’s come into it’s own
As several tall flowers have
spectacularly grown

Crested pink with purple flecks
quite beautiful are they
Diminutively lovely
for this succulent display

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Photo – Jempics

Wild Rose

By a first morning light
in the sunshine out here
I took a walk in the woods
whilst the skies were still clear
and there in the hedgerow
where late hawthorn grows
I found the delicate pink
of a lovely wild rose

So I paused as you would
to admire it a while
before resuming my wander
for another long mile

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Photo – wild roses, Riseholme woods, Lincolnshire – Jempics

Yellow Iris

Yellow by the water
Waving in the breeze
Brought me to a standstill
Took me to my knees

Their beauty was resplendent
and a tear came to my eye
as I stood beside the lake
with a deep contented sigh

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Photo – Lakeside Iris’ – Riseholme Park, Lincolnshire – Jempics

Lincoln Tranquil

I’m at Lawress Hall in Lincolnshire
the county of the green
Midst the pride of England’s glory
quite the best that’s to be seen

And although the buildings here are new
the lake tells tales of old
When here in Medieval times
knights were brave and bold

There are echoes here of history
from Roman times ’til now
Yet the stillness of tranquility
lives through the years somehow

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Photo – the lake at Lawress Hall, Riseholme Park, Lincolnshire – Jempics

Travel & flowers

It’s going to be a busy week
and I’ll be travelling a lot
So I’ll not mind so much
if the weather’s not as hot
London now it’s Monday
Southend on the morrow
Then Lincoln Thursday morning
returning Friday when I’ll borrow…

…a few of those long travelling hours
for a weekend with a rest
Before London comes around again
on Monday next no less
And to keep my sanity intact
I’ll be thinking of these flowers
as I traverse the length of England
over several long hours

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Photo – Jempics

The Purple Tree

The tree was purple, all lit up
in the middle of the night
Came across it suddenly
all shiny there and bright

Spent a good few moments
beneath its leafy boughs
In awe of its magnificence
emotions to arouse

Prince there of the woodland
the homage paid by this
illumination glorified
was beautifully amiss

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The purple tree was part of the ‘For the Birds’ experience at this May’s Brighton Festival. For more about that, see this.

Photo – Jempics

Many happy returns

Back when it was purchased
with its buds not yet in bloom
I thought I’d save a picture
of it for the first of June
And now that day has come
and the summertime is here
I’m really pleased I waited
as its beauty is now clear

It’s name too has a purpose
and as the title above goes
We’re really looking forward
to more flowers from this rose

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Photo – ‘Many Happy Returns’ rose of the Harwanted Floribunda (meaning ‘many flowers’) variety – Jempics

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