Monday, November 16, 2020

an impatien(t) rearrangement, i move potted plants

 

from cold draft

to cradled lamp light 

   i (too) am impatient 


for passing of northern wind

shreding black-tarred maple 


leaves to leather-rust 

earth

plots seedpod, rebulbs tubers


(sleep)


womb of possibilities-

   green fingerlings, pink-sunlit crowns,

   petals bee-trimmed in mediterranean 


   hues-

unperturbed by winter's breath


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille, Poem Those Possibles, hosted by De Jackson.   Please join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.

27 comments:

  1. Oh we have those plants indoors since a long time... we just have to wait and let them rest in their cool light haven. I wonder if there is a place for humans as well to rest....

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  2. This is exquisitely drawn, Grace. Winter is such a challenging time as we get accustomed to the blowing winds.. love the image of "pink-sunlit crowns,petals bee-trimmed in mediterranean hues- unperturbed."💝💝

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  3. Grace, you know I loves me some parentheses! Such a fantastic spill of words here, and so visual. I love when 44 words feels like so much more, as is the case here. Wonderful.

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  4. How comforting to think of the Earth as the 'womb of possibilities' storing up delights through winter to emerge in the spring ��

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  5. I enjoyed the use of space and parentheses in this poem, Grace, and love the care taken with the potted plants. I was especially drawn to the lines:
    ‘shredding black-tarred maple
    leaves to leather-rust’
    and
    ‘womb of possibilities-
    green fingerlings, pink-sunlit crowns,
    petals bee-trimmed in mediterranean
    hues-
    unperturbed by winter's breath’.

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  6. I love the parenthetical sleep and the "womb of possibilities"--the wait for spring to return.

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  7. Loving the title....and the use of parentheses as only you can....the repotting of plants, the impatien flowers and the impatient you. :)
    Moving plants indoors....ah but mother earth (that womb) is so much better for the plants..but if we put some of her into the pots, will that not suffice?

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  8. I love that you thought and wrote of impatiens

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  9. Just today I rearranged all the plants and put in newly bough plant lights to help them survive during the winter.

    Maybe I should read them your poem as I say goodnight, absolutely loved it! 💖

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  10. you take gardening to a whole new level of aesthetics in this poem
    Happy Monday
    Much💝love

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  11. Bow if we could just get someone to pick us up and lovingly place us some place warm and safe until Spring!! Lovely poem.

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  12. I love "hues unpreturbed by winter`s breath" a beautiful poem!

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  13. Wonderful waiting on the "womb of possibilities", Grace!

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  14. I love the idea of being transplanted to somewhere with heat and lots of light for the winter. I like your light touch of, "green fingerlings, pink-sunlit crowns,"

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  15. I took a walk today and all the fall splendor has faded away. Perhaps, I needed some potted plants to make me feel alive.

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  17. The bare winter ground is full of possibilities waiting for Spring! Well done grace!

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  18. Love your selection of words G

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  19. you captured the hope brought by each passing season, Grace. i am (too)impatient

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  20. This hints at, then offers, possibilities right from the beginning. Well done.

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  21. I love the "womb of possibilities." Gorgeous spinning of words.

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  22. This is lovely, as lovely as I am certain your plants will be after a winter indoors. Enjoy them ....

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  23. This is so beautiful, Grace. As always, I am in awe of the word picture you paint.

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  24. Love the description of the plants, as well as the use of parenthesis.

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