Monday, April 03, 2017

NaPoWriMo 2017-03 -- an April's Ways Poem

Wintered Survivors' Sounds and Thoughts
I was thinking about the frostbite
Our plants suffered this January
Sitting on the deck, getting some sun
Thoughts drifting, sun also damages
I was hearing voices, squeaky ones
Near baby talk, think three-year-old child
Now and then muffled sobs emitting
Oh dear, oh dear, what has Mother done
Lovely Lady in orange is gone
So pretty, she stood erect all day
And Purple Violet lost her limbs
Aunt Oleander we thought she'd gone
Opening my left eye I noticed
Plants and flowers, their lips seemed to move 
Pointing here, there, Lady's been replaced
Violet too, Vincas now, pink and white
 Old Lovely Lady,
got frozen to the ground
Oleanders edges by the fence 
Amputated sprouts, growing some new
Opening other eye, all was calm
The plants now still, their message given
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Speaking for Spring’s Stillborn Sprouts,
 - - -and
 - I'm also linked to Day Three of NaPoWriMo,

Kerry's Challenge, "I invite you to write a new poem from the point of view of a grieving plant whose sprouts were just killed as a result of climate change."

New Vinca patch

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At Monday, April 03, 2017 10:45:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

Wonderful personification of the plants, Jim. Their situation is so grim, and it feels even more devastated when their dialogue makes them sound so human.

At Monday, April 03, 2017 11:24:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I believe they do talk to each other.......I really love your closing line. Nature has messages for us, if we observe and listen.

At Tuesday, April 04, 2017 9:01:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love all the everyday, domestic detail in this.

At Tuesday, April 04, 2017 2:41:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

It sounds like some them survived at least... love the concerned voices from the plants.

At Tuesday, April 04, 2017 8:42:00 PM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Awful when that happens. Effectively detailed! k.

At Wednesday, April 05, 2017 2:47:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

I hate it when the garden is robbed of its glory.


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