joe2poetry

Poetry from a Dublin Scientist

Cacti

They may look like they have their arms outstretched
But word to the wise
Don’t give them a hug

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The palm house

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Inside the palm-house
Bursting full with giant trees
Flowers tumble down

Do I need a reason

So I need a reason
To capture such beauty?
To record it beyond the confines of memory
As a treasured reminder
For when times are grim and dull
That there is beauty in the world
If you only know where to look

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The Gnat

A gnat lived in a bromeliad
Thinking for his life he was glad
But a breeze knocked the plant to the ground
And from then our gnat friend found
That from then until this day
All the wee guy could say
“For all I have lost I am sad”

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Dinner

A devious old pitcher plant
Said to the brash young ant
“Step into my bell
It’s really quite swell
You won’t want to leave I grant!”

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Hanging Baskets

Bursting explosions
Scatting petals in midair
Like floral fireworks

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Fields of Colour

The stalks of green wave
Coloured flowers blown in the breeze
Oceans of new life

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Lived In

Gnarled and knobbly
Wrinkled and old
The cork bark twists many a fold
The bark grows faser than the tree
A sign that it’s ‘lived in’ you see

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Sentinels

Amid the green of the veg-patch
Sunflowers stand guard
Their golden faces following the sun

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Bees

Working bees
Constantly collecting for the good of the hive
Taking the odd nip of honey for themselves

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