Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Wordy Wednesday ~ A Poem For December


"It's verdure trails
The Ivy shoot
Along the ground
From root to root;
Or climbing high
With random maze
O'er elm and ash and elder strays,
And round each trunk
A net-work weaves,
Fantastic and each bough with leaves
Of countless shapes, entwines and studs
With pale green blooms
And half formed buds"

~ extract from a poem by Bishop Richard Mant,1776 -1848

11 comments:

  1. Ohhh - hope it's not your comments problem again as this is a second attempt.....
    I have not come across this before, Anna - but what an appropriate description. I love ivy in all its forms :)

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    1. Oh no Cathy - I wish that it was in my ability to sort the comments problems out. Thanks for trying again :)

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  2. What lovely words! I have a love-hate relationship with ivy. It is beautiful, but I had to remove so much when we first moved here!

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    1. Oh I know just what you mean about that love/hate relationship with ivy Cathy :)

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  3. A beautiful poem and image - I love the way the colour of the wall harmonizes the stems of the ivy.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Annette - yes it's an attractive colour combination although it's actually a tree underneath the ivy :)

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  4. What a lovely poem. I've got ivy creeping under the fence from next door, it certainly does shoot along the ground, and it manages to get through any little crack.

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    1. Thanks Jo. I think that ivies will creep through the smallest of crevices - they are definitely survivors.

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  5. A lovely poem and tribute to a fab evergreen climber (that can get naughty if left unchecked...)!

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  6. Despite having hauled out enormous armfuls of ivy ramaging through the borders here as "ground cover" it is one of my favourite plants, particularly once it is mature and flowering.

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- Anna.