Gardening through Climate Change

So will I show you the Spring: 
With the warmth of the sun
Calendar prediction
Fast growth of green shoots
Spearing the soil
Arrow flight to the light.

So will I show you:
Protected with wool
Cloched and tressed up
Planted
To beat onslaught-
A gruelling antidote to
A month of drought
Monsoon in proportion;
Leaching of
Mulched beds
To the bottom of the hill
A stream of minerals
A hand given from river to sea.
Stripped is the soil
The fangs of the wind to evil intent
Inexorable to growth
Whipped to submission.

So will I explain the gardener in me :
DNA defined Through generations wired;
Of country estate to
Allotment plot
Stories of bounty
Or thriving on nothing;
Plantswomen
Not educated but practised
Endless summers of sun
And snows in winter.

Now qualifications are mine and technology too
Yet the weather unfathomable
To the elements
I claw at a loss.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: