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Sunday, 2 October 2011

October Challenge 1 'garden' or 'gardens'

As a follow up to the October ginko in the Veale Gardens I have made 'garden' or 'gardens' the first challenge topic for October. Any Japanese form poetry is acceptable. Please use your imagination and observation.

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  1. rose garden
    tendrils rise
    from peastraw mulch

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  2. lilac blur
    wisteria arbor
    in the mist

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  3. rose bloom
    ignores the symmetry
    of the garden
    inviting me to smile
    at its disobedience

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  4. humble geranium
    you breathtaking vibrancy
    a welcomeof spring

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  5. a visit
    to the new rose garden
    at the botanical gardens
    like most things
    not as good as the old one

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  6. where the creek ran red
    a garden of wildflowers

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  7. secreting cuttings
    into her handbag
    my mother

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  8. the next day
    ten more white lilies
    in the bed
    amongst the green
    of yesterday's lust

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  9. gentle twist
    of the lily spathe
    encircles the spadix ...
    if only the courage
    to corner my inner self

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  10. my brother-in-law's
    agave garden
    overgrown -
    his pride of its value
    more harangue than fact

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  11. petunias
    cloaked in coloured velvets
    acknowledge
    the snail's greeting
    a passing shower

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  12. perfumed lillies
    you wore in your hair
    now add to my pain

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  13. planting
    forget me nots
    in his garden
    I should have guessed
    the outcome

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  14. by my own sweat
    a huge compost pile
    of deadly nightshade
    but now this perfect specimen
    I haven’t the heart to pull

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