Vine Eyes

There it is!
A twining leafy piece
of happy tenement.

Budding new growth,
baked by sun now battened
down in cool dark air;

a dozing reach of stem,
blooming closed flowers
frilly tips held in

tight gloss green,
the fierce sentry grip’s
bare brick’s disguise.

For me? no hopeful guardian
but masonry, no such slumbering
sweet smelling defence.

The ground needs working,
seeds bought and sown,
structure to grow around.

Chilly dark tumbles over:
I’ll wait it out, in hope
of sun and morning’s blossom.


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12 Responses to Vine Eyes

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  2. Jingle says:

    a dozing reach of stem,
    blooming closed flowers
    frilly tips held in

    awesome lines,
    your poem reads like a set of Haikus,
    enjoyed reading it.

  3. Jingle says:

    your new header is cute.

  4. very lovely images. makes me wish I didn’t have a black thumb;)

  5. williewizzy says:

    Someday, your waiting will be fruitful. 🙂

  6. Linda Goin says:

    A watched vine never grows. I’m with Jingle — each stanza carries its own moment, its own glance. I love my garden, but haven’t written about it because I’m very possessive.

    • mudwords says:

      That’s an interesting comment. I wrote this after finishing ‘Keep the Aspidistra Flying’ by George Orwell; the use of a plant to signify status was intriguing. The garden represents the trappings of personal and professional success. I’m very aware both of what I don’t have, and the need to make adjustments in my life to make them attainable.

      • Linda Goin says:

        LOL — that’s great! This is the first time in 55 years that I’ve had my own garden — both ornamental and vegetable — and I want to get to know it more before I write about it. I feel very personally rewarded by this garden, but I hadn’t thought about the “professional” part. I guess that having time to create a garden shows elitism? Frankly, I was doing it to eliminate grass so I wouldn’t have to mow. =)

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  8. Olivia says:

    Very very interesting and beautiful… 🙂

  9. intuition says:

    Beatiful imagery well written 🙂

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