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volunteers

~

I forget to mow.

Volunteers

shoulder in

from every side.

Burnished trumpets of daylilies,

cerulean forget-me-nots,

pagodas of bugleweed

overtake green.

I forget to mow.

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~

~

All my best,

Jane

Written by jane tims

June 18, 2018 at 11:42 am

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  1. Cheers to no forgetting to mow! 🙂

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    melissabluefineart

    July 11, 2018 at 10:17 am

    • Thanks. Our place gets one mowing per year and only paths some years. I love the way the sensitive fern is gradually taking over the lawn!

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      jane tims

      July 11, 2018 at 11:28 pm

      • I see I put a “no” in there~unintended! I have a patch of fern I keep egging on, here. I’m pretty close to declaring it a rake-free zone, too, in the fall. Mostly because I so hate to rake 🙂

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        melissabluefineart

        July 12, 2018 at 10:06 am

      • Not mowing is a conservation ethic but also a way to avoid work! I like the wildness of the unmoved lawn.

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        jane tims

        July 12, 2018 at 10:55 am

  2. That’s lovely, Jane. Great photos with it, too. Writing away a storm here … here’s hoping.

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    rogermoorepoet

    June 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

    • Hi Roger. Thanks. May the muse be with you!

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      jane tims

      June 19, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      • Sometimes I wish s/he wasn’t, Jane. I can’t stop writing and Clare is going crazy with my tapping rhythmic syllable counts on the table. Di two more this evening. I submitted your poem as one of my second portfolio poems. It will be interesting to see what others say.

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        rogermoorepoet

        June 19, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      • Great! Thanks Roger.

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        jane tims

        June 20, 2018 at 9:53 pm


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