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Ode to Today

Sitting in my garden, watching flowers grow

I love the pretty colours, as they’re putting on their show.

There’s a red one and a yellow one and a purple and a pink

The orange and the burgundy are dahlias. I think.

I see my kerria is fading, soon I’ll have to prune it back

And I’ve always thought that nightshade, would be better suited black.

My lithadora’s heavenly, the blue is quite sublime

And the salvia is blooming well, the purple so divine.

The roses are not up to speed, but I know that soon they’ll sprout

Cos once the weather changes, their flowers all come out.

The lilies in their pots are coming out to play

and soon their tall majestic stems will perfumed heads display

Oh yes I love my garden, it’s a higgledy mess I know

With runner beans amongst the trees, and mangetout on the go

I wish I could develop an artists detailed eye

Instead of filling every gap with something new to try

But hey I’m having fun with this and that’s the bottom line

So I’ll sit and watch the flowers beneath the branches of my pine.


Last edited: 13 May 2016 11:26:07


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,733

    Hi Mynx. My sentiments entirely. What a lovely way to express it too.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • MynxMynx Posts: 101

    Thank you, I will put some photos on shortly so you can see what a mishmash it is, but at least it's colourful image

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904

    All that limericking yesterday has clearly inspired you Mynx. Keep up the good work!

  • Couldn't have put it better myself! In fact I'm so inspired that I might slip out of my workshop sneak outside for a little while, just for a spot of fresh air you understand, just for five minutes or so ........

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Lovely poem!

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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