insecticide

and what if i wrote with garden shears
all scissory handed across the years
of trim and clip and all senses eased
creating a space for bounteous bees

this pollination we must try keep
unless for our Earth we wish tears to weep
the garden of life we must help grow
with seeds of love that we plant and we sew

but out of same soil grow weeds and liars
choking our love and so binding with briars
poisonous pesty sides bitch and fight
this is a battle long into the night

inspired ( if that is the right word?) by this article and submitted for this Prompt at The Imaginary Garden
Greetings to all! Today is the day we put the “mini’ back into the Weekend Mini-Challenge, and return to the option of form poetry. The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 12 lines… Yes, you read correctly, I am extending the length to 12 lines to include the possibility of writing 3 quatrains, a form which might have the flavour of an incomplete sonnet. However, the option remains for you to write in fewer than 12 lines all the way down to a single American sentence. If you wish to write in another form, that is an option too, as is free verse

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This weekend, our frame of reference is “Binding With Briars” – from the final line of the poem, The Garden of Love, by William Blake. I look forward to reading your work.


12 thoughts on “insecticide

  1. Kerry says:

    but out of same soil grow weeds and liars
    choking our love and so binding with briars

    What a brilliant couplet.. The whole is very much in keeping with the Blake, but carries a caution for our own times.

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