Thursday, April 2, 2015

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hummingbird and Barbados pride flower from google dot com



THE GARDEN: FIRST DELIGHT
A pretty garden in sunshine and in rain
Dahlias, Vanda orchids, Barbados pride
Lots more, single petalled and double
Hummingbirds, danced the backwards dance,
That no other bird did, or maybe could not;

The weeds grew unannounced, uninvited;
In lieu of a beating, children pulled these weeds,
To their benefit, venting anger for reproach;
The parents thought they won, let them think so,
Ha!

Children can win, at the game of: "do this, do so,"
Also;
The Pomerac tree, carpeted the sight of friends, and,
Visitors alike, with its very pink, yet delicate blossom fall;
A lovely transition to delicious mealy fruit
© gillena cox 2015



I'm blog hopping today at
Poems In April DAY TWO

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

22 comments:

  1. How very beautifully this evokes memories of place and childhood. I love the image of the backward flying hummingbird.

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    1. happy you dropped in Kerry

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  2. Gosh I love your assertion that children can win at that game. Thank you.

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    1. (◕‿◕。) thanks for stopping by Marian

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  3. This is so lush! I love the dance of the backward hummingbird flight! Delightful. :)

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  4. This sounds like such a lovely place!

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    1. happy you dropped in Zen
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  5. I like the thought that while the parents thought they had won the kids "let them think that". LOL. Love the lushness of the garden, the blooms, the hummingbirds. I really enjoy your longer poems, Gillena.

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    1. thanks for your appreciation Sherry (◕‿◕。)

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  6. Hi Gillena, I think that we have all won but didn't let on to the parents that they, the children, were the real winners. O to be growing up again, I lived reading through.
    I can't remember the humming birds but sure do remember the orchids in Barbados. Almost as thick with them as Hawaii.
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    1. the name of the flower is Barbados Pride; i grew up in Trinidad; thanks for dropping in Jim

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  7. So, beautiful~ How magical! I like the layers you wove with nature-so well done

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Ella

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  8. Lovely. I took out lots of anger on weeds. :)

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    1. (◕‿◕。) happy you dropped in Susie

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  9. What an absolutely wonderful place to grow!

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    1. thanks for stopping by Rosemary

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  10. evocative and emotional. well penned ~

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