I see many plants on pastures, gardens,
Silvery ferns among the growing trees
With gorgeous blooms, and sadly nuclear plants.
Behold! Those climbing plants on trellis walls;
Others carpet the grounds; others would stand
On giant feet, with aging beauty pine.
Some plants do germinate from seeds and cuts
From hybrid species; glitzy blooms they come
To stretch botany rules to newer heights.
Some plants have berries, juicy fruits and scents;
So busy bees make honey-cones which flow
From flowers’ soul, this sweet viscous we love.
Plants like peat, compost, water and mild heat;
They vegetate too long before summer;
Then with springing eyes, they show true nature.
Behold! Those plants they perch on windowsills;
Their chlorophyll sacs full from driving sun;
Hey look! They beam with deep verdant colors.
Some plants are edible others are not;
Some grow in fields, churchyards, beaches and parks;
Evoking thoughts in minds they saturate.
Imagine now! A world devoid of plants;
For sure, on earth, all life would dissipate,
And where would fragrances abound to smell?
(October 2004/New Zealand)
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