#NaPoWriMo 2016 Challenge – Day 5

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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!

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“The Woolly Bush, Banksia & Mallee Stump”

Brought together through fate

The three of you embody

Both the beauty & the harshness

Of the Australian landscape.

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Making this arrangement

A unique & treasured picture

Captured for all time, to admire

Even after you return to Mother-nature.

© DebraDML (2016)

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“Bush Candles”

Dearest beautiful Banksia Bushes

You are quintessentially Australian

Known & loved for your brush-like flowers

That rise like candles in the bush.

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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.

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© DebraDML (2016)

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