Saturday, 6 November 2010

88. Al-Ghani – A Garden


Suggests garden, free, generous --- 'And
azuring-over greybell makes wood banks and
brakes wash wet like lakes bluebells’ Hopkins


God said to Peter
‘To walk on lakes, you’ll
need my water – and to catch
our fish, go fishing!’

Bluebells in Cumbria
The last day of April can be cruel,
lush-early the bluebells are fading.

Spring’s fervent these days but little flags
stand and wave in the wind, their last stand.

Can you tinkle the river,
can you timbre a blackbird,
can you stock-still a shiver,
will your bell soon be heard?

Hot – as if in Summer,
a field of bluebells shimmers
- this has been their time –
and together they have competed and won
for bee and butterfly, spider, the sun
warmed up their faces - bowed out - by the moon.

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