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Some Gardening Poems

     I.M. Simon Howard

 

1. AMARYLLIS

the winter months
   the winter and the months
flower and the stems appear
   flower when stems appear
the leaves, when have the leaves died down?
   have died down

 

2. SPRING CROCUSES

resting after resting
   flowering and after
when flowering and the leaves
   when have the leaves died down?
have died down

resting after resting
   resting after flowering
resting and flowering after   
   and when flowering after –  
and when flowering the leaves –  
   and when the leaves have –  
when the leaves have died down   
   the leaves have died down
died down
   have died down

 

3. DICENTRA

resting when resting
   flowering, when is flowering?
done is done

resting when resting
   resting when resting
resting when resting
   flowering when resting
flowering when resting
   flowering, when is flowering –
when is flowering –
   when is flowering done –
is flowering done –
   is flowering done?
is done, done is done
   done is done

 

4. BEGONIAS

plant in February
   and plant in March
February and in March
   a shallow box
in a shallow box

 

5. ERANTHIS

the dark green
   the dark leaves green appear
leaves in January appear
   and in January the flowering
and the flowering

the dark green
   the dark
the dark green leaves
   the dark green leaves appear
green leaves appear in January
   leaves appear in January
and appear in January
   and the flowering in January
and the flowering
   the flowering and the flowering

 

 

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