Plant life

Posting something built daft today as that’s the mood I’m in….not sure it cuts it for open link night over at  dVerse Poets Pub, but let’s see…..

I’ve been lent a book of Ivor Cutler’s prose, and I thought I’d do a silly poem in  attempted homage…

At Chelsea,
happy hours
by the Show gardens
and in the Pavilion,
she observed the plants closely

In turn,
the plants observed her
seeing an artistic person,
with a good eye for colour
and form
but alas, little idea
of nurturing plants.

Duly saddened,
the plants wilted.

(Of course, at Chelsea Flower Show, the plants very definitely do not wilt…well, not when the visitors are there to see).


  1. ha i found it funny…and even though artistic def does not mean you have a green thumb…oh but we can appreciate the beauty of the flower….smiles…

  2. smiles…not every artist is a good gardener…but it’s a good start to appreciate color and shape..and who knows…gave me a big smile

  3. Sounds like a lovely sight to see! Also sounds a little like me. With the exception of an aloe I’ve kept alive for three decades, I have definitely got a “brown” thumb. Loved your poem.

  4. Made me laugh out loud. Thanks!

    That could be me causing despair to the plants, I’m hopeless at gardening.

  5. Sue, this made me chuckle 🙂

  6. Yes, I’ve experienced this. Unlike the Prince of Wales, when I talk to my plants they wilt. Perhaps I’m having the wrong conversation. 😉

Over to you...(by entering a comment, you agree to Wordpress collecting your name, email address and site URL)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Photography and Sketching . I'm told it's all about the process not the result

Nurul in Turkey

Semua Tentang Turki - All About Turkey

Travels in Finland and abroad

Discover Finland’s hidden gems

Manja Mexi Mexcessive

Less is not enough.

Saved By Words

When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her. Adrienne Rich

David M's photoblog

photos from the past 40 years

My camera and I...

“Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”

Geriatri'x' Corner

nie endende Reiselust

Chateaux des Fleurs

Sharing a world of joy with photos and words


Life in a flash - a weekly writing blog


The life of an elderly Londoner and her travels.

From Pyrenees to Pennines

We went to France ..... and then we came back.

Art, Photography and Poetry

Artist by choice, photographer by default, poet by accident.

Blog - desleyjane pictures

Mostly photographs with some words by this arty scientist...

Stories of Wanderer

What I saw, What I Heard, What I Felt

life at the edge

inspired by the colours of the land, sea and sky of Cornwall


Refugees welcome - Flüchtlinge willkommen I am teaching German to refugees. Ich unterrichte geflüchtete Menschen in der deutschen Sprache. I am writing this blog in English and German because my friends speak English and German. Ich schreibe auf Deutsch und Englisch, weil meine Freunde Deutsch und Englisch sprechen.

Romancing Reality

Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures


Original Pictures from Nouvelle Aquitaine

Streets of Nuremberg

Street | Urban | Travel | Photography by Marcus Puschmann

Something to Ponder About

Lifestyle, Travel, and Traditional Art

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.

The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project

Reflections on Life, Family and Community


My Photography

%d bloggers like this: