Eavesdropping on fuchsias


Plastic baskets
swing skyward
affixed to two
strong hooks,
wherein a flush of
fuchsias sob
tears tapping
cool messages
atop my
thinking cap
which peruses
under its path.
Soon, I spy
bloom to bloom,
humming hums
in harmonious tunes,
purple and pink-petaled
curtsies with every
wind whisper
and passing visitor.
Oh, what joy in witnessing
life’s manifold mysteries!

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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14 Responses to Eavesdropping on fuchsias

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Eavesdropping; very clever.

    • Thank you! My wife just bought this beautiful bounty of bouquets, though not for the sole purpose of my poetry! Summer is only three weeks away and its already in the mid-80s – so technically, it’s ahead of schedule. How is the weather in New Zealand? Have you any more snow? I’m having an other-worldy, out-of-body experience just thinking about how we live at opposite extremes of the seasons. Hope you are having a splendid tomorrow today, my friend!
      Tyler πŸ™‚
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  2. words4jp says:

    you had me at eavesdropping – very cute:)

    • Thank you, Kim! I do hope you are settling into your new place with your boys and Pee. Life can be challenging, especially after a move. I saw your last post and was concerned. Just hang in there, my friend. I am here for you if you’d like to vent. Hope you have a wonderful day πŸ™‚

  3. becky6259 says:

    Someone has a way with flowers — those baskets literally dripping with blooms are beautiful! Your poetic description has me almost hearing the bees buzzing and birds chirping!

    • Thank you! My poetry aims to bring birds, bees and bouquets from my abode into yours. The beautiful hanging baskets were cultivated and brought to you by the Oregon State University Horticultural Club here in Corvallis, Oregon! Hope you are having a wonderful day, my friend πŸ™‚

  4. apurvakj says:

    wow..lovely angle..never knew flowers could look so pretty from below!

  5. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    What cool-head clarity can be found underneath a well-watered hanging basket!

  6. Congratulations! I’ve nominated your blog for 2 awards. Check out my blog for more details and to retrieve your badges. Cheers! Jessica

    • Thank you kindly, Jessica, and congrats on your award nomination! I hope you are having a wonderful day and keep up the excellent, inspiring work on your blog!
      Tyler πŸ™‚

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