joe2poetry

Poetry from a Dublin Scientist

Month: July, 2013

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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Wine in the making

Fruits of the vine
Riping steadily in the glasshouse heat
Awaiting only time
And the patient hand of the vintner
To bring for baccanalian delights

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Lily

From a deep mire
Bubbling pits of fetid muck
A glorious blossom grows

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Feeding Frenzy

Under an Iron bridge
Drawn to cast of bread pieces
Fish feed in frenzy

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