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Natures rest

scarcrow

Whilst the lilies blaze

In the summer rays

The butterflies dance

In their summer romance

The robin awaits

The fresh worms to escape

From the ground

They tease, until they are found

Where gardeners sow

Fresh veg to grow

Potatoes, leeks and marrow

The scarecrow stands so proud

Thankful for the sunshine now

He watches with an evil eye

When the birds reluctantly pass by

Roses parade along the fence

Flirting with the bees,

Soaking up their heavy scent

Capturing the moment

Of this summer scene

Gillian Sims

Send your poetry to gillianandthomas@yahoo.com

FAREWELL TO SUMMER

 

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The Mandarin is covered

in little orange globes

and in among the greenery

a tamarillo glows

 

the loquat is still budding

feijoas lie in piles

all around the orchard

and down the grassy aisles

 

there are red and yellow guavas

to give the birds a treat

and some fruit I do not recognise

that isn’t nice to eat

 

there are beans on the shelf

and pumpkins in the shed

as winter comes to Northland

and summer days have fled

 

Maureen Sudlow
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