Just some thoughts and observations about a plant that constantly reseeds itself in my garden

Sweet Pea

The sweet pea
Returns every year
Without my asking

It's a temperamental
But welcome visitor

It arrives unannounced
Beneath the sumac
What it's expectations
Are I never know

Some years it climbs
And blooms profusely
With gay abandon

Other years it
Seems to rest shyly
With retiscence

I find it's yearly
Moods serendipitously

Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2015-07-25 at 22:02

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Now that is the kind of plant I would be good with. Something I cannot accidentally kill off. You make it sound like it has a personality and perhaps it does. Very nice :)

Ivan R
Beautiful poem, flowers show beauty and you view and honor their glow in the right wording*

They are a perfect example of something that requires very little maintenance and manages to be one of the prettiest flowers in existence. Unlike so many of the pampered hybrids that croak if they don't get constant attention.

Peter J. Kautsky
Poem reminded me of my sugar snap peas I planted this year. The vines are beautiful and temperamental. The pea pods and peas are out of this world. They never make it to the kitchen.

Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
I have old fashioned sweet pea, that sometimes just peeks and other times is a profusion - I have fondness for them and for this poem

Elle x

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
That's nature for you: "serendipitously charming." Well said.

In my garden it was asparagus, and in strange places the volunteer tomatoes where the rabbits and raccoons passed through and the seeds passed through them.

A lovely read about a lovely fragrant plant with a mind of its own.