Haiku, napowrimo 2011, Poetry, tanka

paradise pink

the sky is busy and gray cruising clouds bursting
my everyday life  journal day 7, page 7
day 4, napowrimo 2011
photo: smigg44_uk, flickr

Pink Flower - Macro

sweet scent carnation
sprouting sensuous pink life
dreamy dirty delight
raking away last year’s leaves
nestled in comfort crocus

my mom use to plant pink carnation like weeds they grew. stick them in the ground and they would multiply and flower with a heavenly faint scent. i was hooked. here in the inland northwest, it is dianthus.

and yes, thank you for asking i did get my hands dirty this weekend. it was wonderful. didn’t bother with the gloves. my hands literally frozen but could not help myself. the cold in the air and in the soil. so rich and hearty as if awakening from the long winter. under the leaves found primroses blooming. planted those a few years back. and the yellow crocus are majestic. they don’t multiply as quickly as the lavendars and just yesterday found a star shaped lavendar crocus.

simply amazing the two days i had in the flower garden before the colder than cold wind blew in from the north. and now the flowers bloom has gone inward as if they’ve fallen back asleep. i love having a flower garden, i hear the birds, the wind in the towering evergreens swaying in song and the crackling old leaves skipping down the road letting the wind carry them onward.

this is the year i am starting a recyle bin of all my plant stuff. any feedback is appreciated as to your mad adventures in mulch bin….


5 thoughts on “paradise pink

  1. yours is the second blog post i’ve read today speaking of gardening. how i wish i could join you on this venture. but alas, i have no green thumb. your poem is great, btw. have a wonderful night.

  2. I saw my first crocus blooms, but I am anxiously waiting for the daffodills I planted last fall. Have you considered vermicomposting for recycled plant stuff? If done properly it doesn’t smell and can be done indoors in the deep inland northwest winters.

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE carnations, thanks for sharing this beautiful photo and great words too. I love to garden but it’s been a few years since I’ve had one. Enjoy the earth and getting dirty, it’s so much fun isn’t it? So energizing too, like a trip to the ocean in a way. We are drawn back to the earth and sea I believe.

    Hugs, G


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