Spring Activities – a list poem

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Spring Activities


Prune over-hanging branches

Of rambling rose and honeysuckle

Give the bay tree a haircut

Remove the belt and buckle

And trim the woody dill stalks

Do battle

With nettles

And other pernicious weeds

Organise raised beds

Ready for a herb garden

Bay, rosemary and thyme

Basil, mint and chives

Under all the fruit trees

Plant wood anemones




And don’t forget –

Primroses for next spring!


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Spring Activities

6 thoughts on “Spring Activities – a list poem

    1. Thank you ,Georgia. That’s the list – all I’ve done so far is receive some primroses from a neighbour! I can’t wait to get started but have been laid up by a bad chest infection. 😦


  1. To be able to clear the air and the lungs (I do hope you are feeling much better) and step out into the gift of new life waiting to burst! Nothing quite like it – even if it is hard work.

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