Clematis, Supper and A Poem

05 Jun

We have a number of Clematis over the arch in the vegetable garden and this year the purple ones, Warsaw Nike,  are the most floriferous that they have ever been,eight flowers already and a dozen buds to come.

Tonight’s supper of Chicken Korma and Aloo Sag with Onion Bhajis was scrumptious.

The poet, Brian Bilston, has given me permission to post his new poem here. It’s for all of us who are outraged at the current circumstances, for those of us who have spent a life protesting and who are still at it when we can. A group of us, choir friends, would have been at the Black Lives Matter protests on Sunday morning but as we are self isolating, we will be lighting candles instead. I think it was written for our Dear friend, Ti, too.


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9 responses to “Clematis, Supper and A Poem

  1. commonprose

    June 8, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Sally, would love to share the poem if allowed. Or perhaps you could post it on FB?

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 9, 2020 at 8:43 am

      Of course you can share. BB gave me permission to put it on the blog after he had posted it on Fb. I’ll also see if I can find again to share from

  2. Heyjude

    June 6, 2020 at 1:43 am

    Love the poem, especially the last stanza

  3. Piglet in Portugal

    June 5, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    What a wonderful poem! I particularly like the first stanza! And the clematis – beautiful.

  4. snoakes7001

    June 5, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Brian Bilston is fabulous isn’t he?

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 6, 2020 at 6:19 pm

      Yes, I love all his stuff and he very kindly lets me post his work on here. 🙂

  5. John Roberts

    June 5, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Love the Poem, Sally, I reckon this will apply to most of my friends!


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