Tag: poems about nature

What’s the matter now? (And a poem: The Family Tree)

I’ve been unwell this week – my cancer continues bouncing around my body. It wreaks havoc amongst the cells: everywhere and sometimes nowhere. The term no evidence of active disease and no evidence of disease simply means there aren’t yet sensitive enough tools at the radiology and oncology and laboratory units to locate it. But

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Common Birds

There are no common birds. Each wing, every song, so singular and distinct. From my distant grounded sight In perfect view of every one Watching for colors or shadows as the cat wraps his tawny coat around my painful knees, he sees breakfast landing amongst the fullness of green summer trees. He lays his liquid

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Weeds

I must weed my garden, overcome and ambushed,Using rough, aching hands Pulling at sticky green tendrils Braided and rooted into red clay. Fingers grasp at my apron strings, Where they claw and hang, just as insecure children Who sob and heave, stutter with tears and beg to stay homeUnwilling to let go. Wearily I enter

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