NaPoWriMo 2016, Poetry
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NaPoWriMo Day Five

You And Your Plants

Echinacea Paradoxa.

You roll the words like toffee

smiling as you speak.

This garden is a mismatch

of colour and of smells.

Your patch-worked herbs

climbing through the trellises

until the wood creaks

and hides its grain beneath green.

You dug out these borders

and then crammed them full

of sprouting leaves

jostling for more space,

their flowers open faces

crowding in your wake.

The pathways are cracked

and full of creeping roots,

where the small, white flowers

choose to bloom.

Here there is chaos in the method

and beauty in rebellion.

There are no weeds in your garden,

and here I feel welcome.

Day Five and I’m still working with the prompts for once. I’m not what you would call a green fingered person. I love plants and I love flowers, but buy me one in a pot and it’s got a limited life expectancy. Anyway, I thought I’d write a poem about someone a little better in the garden than I am. I hope you enjoyed it.

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

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