Purples, Lemon Buns and ‘Woodniche’

23 Jul

1     The purples of the Clematis and the Verbena Bonariensis are very lovely together.

Clematis and Verbena Bonariensis

Clematis and Verbena Bonariensis

2   Today I have baked some Lemon Buns with pink tops to sell to raise money for the re-purposing of the Peace Pieces some of us have knitted. They will be 50p each and each bun will then raise the money to send a baby blanket to the premature baby unit in Ethiopia. To see more of what we have done for Wool Against Weapons put Wool against weapons in my Search box on the right and you’ll get all the posts at once!

Each Bun Bought will send a Blanket to a Baby

Each Bun Bought will send a Blanket to a Baby

3   I can’t show you the whole of this lovely, lovely poem celebrating Summer, “Woodniche” by the Irish poet, Aidan Carl Mathews, but you could look it up. I found it in my volume Poem for the Day for this day. I love the whole poem but it’s the last few lines that particularly delight me. I wouldn’t be the adult!

Summer was wealthy with a daze of suntraps,
Daffodil spitting, sumptuous. Everywhere
Ours for the taking. Whoever has said
It is time to go home is an adult”



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4 responses to “Purples, Lemon Buns and ‘Woodniche’

  1. Colline

    July 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Your buns look very good. Yum!

  2. utesmile

    July 24, 2014 at 7:29 am

    They are yummy buns, great you support this wonderful cause, and the wool against weapons too!

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    July 23, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    the last part of the poem…I like too…I just want one more day on a vacation… A few more minutes talking to someone I love… A little more time with the Grandkids… Maybe I’m actually a “kid” at heart!


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