NaNoWriMo Events, Poetry
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Green-Fingers

English: An orchid as a decorative houseplant.

English: An orchid as a decorative houseplant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My mother and I,

killed the first orchid we were given.

We are not a houseplant

sort of family.

What we grow

is out in a field,

thrown from the back of a tractor

and carefully monitored

for pH,

pot-ash deficit,

mineral level adjustment-

All to ensure optimal production

when the combine

finally drives through the gate.

I have yet to see

my mother send off soil samples,

for the daffodils

my grandmother planted in the garden.

But then again,

normally the rabbits

will have them

before the month is out.


We killed the orchid by overwatering it, and sticking it in a window sill. We have got better with orchids since then, we have managed to keep one alive for just over a year!

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Carol Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on a poetry collection 'It's All In The Blood'. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

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  1. Pingback: National Poetry Writing Month Retrospective | I Started Late and Forgot the Dog.

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