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poetry and prose about place

harvesting colour – Rough Bedstraw

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Rough Bedstraw

            Gallium asprellum Michx.

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along the sleepy river

green shoreline, plumped and pillowed

rough bedstraw, river trick

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river and shoreline beckon

you to bed down, settle down

get a little shut-eye, tough

stuff bedstraw, mattress thick

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shoreline a bedroom, rough

bedstraw, green mattress, blue sky

bedspread, blue river tick

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orchard along the Saint John River

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Published as ‘Rough Bedstraw, Canadian Stories 17 (99),October/November 2014

Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

 

Written by jane tims

October 24, 2014 at 7:01 am

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  1. Look at all those apples just waiting to be picked! Love the poem – how wonderful it would be to take a nap on a bed of grass – it’s been way too long since I’ve done something like that.

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    Barbara Rodgers

    October 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm

  2. It’s wonderful to read your poems and enjoy your photos. Thanks for sharing them. I can hardly wait for your book.

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    Carol Steel

    October 24, 2014 at 9:19 am

    • Hi Carol. Thanks. As soon as I finish this manuscript, I am going to concentrate on getting a book of poems published. Jane

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      jane tims

      October 25, 2014 at 9:42 am


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