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


  1. Thank you Bartholomew! 😊


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

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  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

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

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  4. 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!! 😊


  5. 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


  6. Priti says:

    Beautiful lines with perfect photo! Thanks 👍👍

    Liked by 1 person

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