Sunday, March 31, 2013

Gardening For Beginners

Plant your poison daffodils
between Aries and the moon
where they have room to bloom
bright blades of beckon.

But, tulips only thrive
where nothing else can stay alive -
the dark corner of the mind
where wrongs are reckoned.

For Poetry Pantry 

22 comments:

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Loved this, especially the last stanza--maybe not for beginners--but for the old and jaded (like me!)

Brian Miller said...

ha. i like...interesting contrast as well...the bright tulips in the dark corner of the mind....cool use of repetition at the end of the first as well mz...

aka_andrea said...

where wrongs are reckoned, nice! thanks for stopping by my page so often:)

Fireblossom said...

Uni says, get even!

Grace said...

I specially like the last line ~ Happy Sunday ~ Happy Easter ~

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I agree with Audrey! Couldn't say it better!! Love it!

Sabio Lantz said...

I love the image of the mind as a garden spread around the property with room for all types of thought-feelings and places where nurturing works best.
Nicely done

Truedessa said...

I enjoyed this one..the garden of the mind..favorite lines..

:where nothing else can stay alive -
the dark corner of the mind"

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Love your garden of a mind, and the proper placement of real and implied "plants." This looks for good weather as well as good mood. Loved it, Mama! Amy

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the rhyme scheme and the message. It works!!

rkgaron said...

Happy Easter.
ZQ

Mary said...

Love the rhyming...and am thinking about the dark corners of the mind. We all have them, I think.

hedgewitch said...

As always, on the money, and a little bitter incantation only makes the spell stronger.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

That's an interesting garden!

aprille said...

Straight between the eyes!
Wish tulips would grow in the dark corners of my garden, so I could get them out of my mind :-)

Margaret said...

A dark tulip poem? If any one can do it, you can! Love it.

happygirl said...

No wonder tulips are my favorite. Love the darkness in the flowers. :)

Emma Major said...

really clever and beautifully dark

rallentanda said...

The cactus has been overlooked.

Kim Nelson said...

Those wrongs being reckoned... that is a corner I dare not investigate.

gautami tripathy said...

Such beautiful writing...Loved it.....

inside that bowl, I see the whole world

gautami tripathy said...

Such beautiful writing...Loved it.....

inside that bowl, I see the whole world