#NaPoWriMo 2016 Challenge – Day 5


Todays challenge via NaPoWriMo Website is to spend some time looking at the names of heirloom plants, and write a poem that takes its inspiration from, or incorporates the name of, one or more of these garden rarities.

I am not a gardener and so chose to write about some native plants to Australia!

Happy reading!



“The Woolly Bush, Banksia & Mallee Stump”

Brought together through fate

The three of you embody

Both the beauty & the harshness

Of the Australian landscape.


Making this arrangement

A unique & treasured picture

Captured for all time, to admire

Even after you return to Mother-nature.

© DebraDML (2016)



“Bush Candles”

Dearest beautiful Banksia Bushes

You are quintessentially Australian

Known & loved for your brush-like flowers

That rise like candles in the bush.


Throughout our wide covered land

You bloom, in a variety of forms & colours

Drawing birds from near & far

For a sweet taste of your honey nectar.


© DebraDML (2016)


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