Contrasts, Rhubarb and Jenny Joseph

06 May

1   The Cornus Controverta Variegata leaves contrast beautifully with the new Fennel growth.

Cornus Controverta variegata

Cornus Controverta variegata

2     We have picked our first sticks of Rhubarb and what a glorious colour they are.

Beautiful rhubarb

Beautiful rhubarb

3    Jenny Joseph is well know for her delightful poem, ‘Warning’ which is well known and begins

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.

Today’s poem in my Poem for the Day is also by her and pleases me greatly.  Here is “The Sun Has Burst The Sky”

The sun has burst the sky
Because I love you
And the river its banks.

The sea laps the great rocks
Because I love you
And takes no heed of the moon dragging it away
And saying coldly ‘Constancy is not for you’.
The blackbird fills the air
Because I love you
With spring and lawns and shadows falling on lawns.

The people walk in the street and laugh
I love you
And far down the river ships sound their hooters
Crazy with joy because I love you.

This is for the lovely Mr Smith whom I met in late October 1966 and married fewer than 10 months later in August 1967.

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2 responses to “Contrasts, Rhubarb and Jenny Joseph

  1. valeriedavies

    May 7, 2015 at 9:31 am

    What a beautiful poem, and what a beautiful life you must have lived with your love…..

  2. saymber

    May 6, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    MMMMMM rhuuuubarbb….oh you make me jealous!! 🙂


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