How Does Your Garden Grow *4
Too busy this last weekend to do much gardening… 😦
and surrounded by swaths of laundry after a house-full of guests,
my washing line seems to be the only thing that’s Growing In My Garden this week.
How does a nylon line suddenly get a foot longer, therefore a foot nearer the muddy ground…
Ensuring that the sheets have earthy brown trims after flapping over a wet lawn for a day or so?
My redundant IKEA curtain pole, having lost a ‘finial’ during building work, came to the rescue!
I’m suffering from not having ‘my time’ outside this week.
But watching washing dancing on the line,
billowing around such a pretty pole makes up in parts.
Hoping next weekend will be less frantic, and sunnier.
Until then, here’s my curtain call…
Ode To a Washing Line.
There are many funny sights worth witnessing
on blustery days or fine
sights you see in the open air, on a swaying washing line.
Socks are jovial talkative things, forever wanting to dance
Pyjamas are always so tired it seems, fall asleep if given the chance.
Shirts are ”armless” pathetic clothes
Crying at the merest whim
Briefs and pants are reluctant to talk
(they keep everything in)
Vests go around with mini skirts
they’ve fallen out with the slacks
Bras are so very full of themselves, but seldom have time to relax
T-shirts are ill-used and misshapen, from being too long in the sun
Trousers are extremely frustrated,
never being let-down for fun.
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By John Day http://www.poetry.com/poems/53248-Ode-to-a-washing-line
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Now, I’m off to see what’s growing in other How Does Your Garden Grow gardens –
follow the Pink flower link on the right hand sidebar to “How Does Your Garden Grow?”
– Annie’s wonderful weekly collection of inspiration and awe at Mammasaurus.
What have you ‘upcycled‘ for use in your garden?