Perennials

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Photo by Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

In response to the prompt word redivivus posted by Bartholomew Barker @ Living Poetry

As summers heat dissipates
leading seasons end to fall
The flowers I diligently guarded
against pestilence and drought
are withering now to ground

Yet I have no fear this time next year
out of the rich soil they all will sprout
For perennials are all I plant
counting on their redivivus nature
one hundred plus next spring

11 Comments

  1. Priti says:

    Beautiful lines with perfect photo! Thanks 👍👍

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  2. Sadje says:

    I love this poem and perennials too.

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    1. Thank you so much Sadje! 😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  3. berniebell1955 says:

    Hello Gypsie

    Dog lovers – gardeners – good folk…..

    The Plants Who Teach Me All I Know

    “The plants, who teach me all I know,

    have shown me it is part of life

    to be frozen and formless

    in the dark below.

    ****

    Dying, the thing that we most dread,

    each year they readily embrace:

    I bow to them, my friends the plants,

    who shed their forms with such good grace.

    ****

    They give themselves to winter’s night,

    and then, when all’s completely lost,

    from dark and cold they rise again

    and strive, strive, strive for the light.

    ****
    From ‘Soul Gardening’ by Jeremy Naydler

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    1. Beautiful Bernie! Thank you so much!! 😊

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  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I love the sense of regeneration and renewal. A very uplifting poem

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  5. Great work! Thanks for writing to my little prompt.

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  6. Thank you Bartholomew! 😊

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