Winter Pansies, A Poem and A Song

27 Jun

We’ve had heavy rain all day but the border outside the kitchen is still bright and colourful. The Winter Flowering Pansies just go on and on! Perhaps that tells you something about our temperatures this Spring and Summer.

Taken through a rainy window

I listened to BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please this afternoon and heard a young poet talking. She is Cecilia Knapp and she is the The Young People’s Laureate for London. Her choices were very pleasing and I particularly like one  by another poet new to me, Caroline Bird. I loved this one, Checkout, that she chose and will seek out more by this poet and those by Cecilia Knapp. What a lovely gentle sense of humour and expression of love is shown in this one. .

Another poem Cecilia Knapp chose was Crossing the Bar by Tennyson. We sing a beautiful version of this with The Ingleheart Singers. Here is just one verse.


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5 responses to “Winter Pansies, A Poem and A Song

  1. nrhatch

    June 28, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Checkout is terrific!

  2. utesmile

    June 28, 2021 at 9:07 am

    That checkout is wonderful. 🙂

  3. john zande

    June 27, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Sally, help me out, please. Writing something (a comedy piece) and need to know the name of a window planter plant that is really hard to grow/keep alive. Any ideas? Presently i have snapdragons, but I have no idea if they’re easy or difficult.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2021 at 6:47 am

      I’ve been thinking and then checking out if the plant I have thought of would survive in a window box. It seems that Snapdragons are very happy in boxes. I wondered about Clematis as they need deep planting but they too can do well in window boxes! It seems that lots will survive but of course, if they aren’t watered etc, they will die! I hope that helps. Jude might be able to help if she reads these comments.😊🪴

      • john zande

        June 29, 2021 at 3:15 pm

        It does help (I like the idea of needing deep planting), thank you, but it’s really just a silly side piece, so I think Clematis might be the winner!


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