Monday, 9 April 2012

DNA At Play

Who's that cat with the DNA
you know, the double helix
terrific hieroglyphic
we'll call this baby Felix
those genes so tight
the shape just right
the seed of  evolution
a life if plotted perfectly
is a right first time solution

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Down to Earth

My garden is a paradise
A revelation corner
on gentle summer evenings
amid the flora and the fauna

I taste the scent of wonderland
intoxicating air
feel the timeless tuneful pulse
a captured essence rare

To take a sip of honey dew
and coast the twilight trail
to the music of eternity
on a ship of golden sail

I let the moments idle by
the evening cloak descend
no burden left to pack away
my quiet garden friend

The Wistful Gardener

I have a garden roller
occasionally I use
to flatten humps
and earthen bumps
to levels I enthuse

It is a sturdy work machine
enduring through the years
from meadow scene
to bowling green
the envy of my peers

Yet nowadays through settlement
more prone to sit and think
by garden chair
we sturdy pair
just me and Bennetfink

This rhyme about an old  garden lawn roller was requested by Tony Turner of Herne Bay in Kent. Apparently, Tony's family had in their possession a garden lawn roller supplied by Bennetfink & Co.
By the time I knew Tony he was living alone with his happy family memories. I was glad to have had the opportunity to reintroduce him to smiling and the occasional hearty laugh. The rhyme sort of sums up his life's reflections.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Make Water Meat Free

Oh no the news on meat today
unwittingly devoured
by every vegetarian
and all the other living crowd

Plankton by the millions
in every water glass
spoon feeding meaty plankton
vegetarians scream out ‘pass’

They’ll have to give up water
and maybe just drink ales
and leave the tiny morsels
to those nasty killer whales