Outside my Kitchen Window, a Jungle

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver #82: out my kitchen window


Outside my kitchen window, a jungle

Steams rampant after morning rain.

Creeping snake-like tendrils strangle

Branches seeping with Bougainvillea stain

And laden with elephant epiphytes.

Wildlife sips from overflowing orchids

Among leaves the colour of essonite

And bubbling tanks of bromeliads.

Vanilla vapours of aromatic pollen

Cling to humming birds and bees

That buzz among blazing heliconias and fall in

Pitcher plants lurking below the trees.

Tigers meld with leaves and shadows,

Pad softly on the jungle floor;

They skulk outside my kitchen window,

Where they often growl and roar.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Outside my Kitchen Window a Jungle

16 thoughts on “Outside my Kitchen Window, a Jungle

  1. Lovely! Your imagination and your world outside your kitchen window are both lush, rich, and colourful. And, that you have a Teekva! Teekva is Russian for pumpkin, and my parent’s Teekva looked just like your jungle cat.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. My cat’s name is Luna (full name Mountains of the Moon) and in the dark her white fur shimmers just like the moon. I also have a tiger-striped kitten called Mojo!


  2. Reblogged this on wordpress5444 and commented:
    I love nothing better than greeting early morning when I first step outside to see my garden and feed my birds. When the red fountain sends a stream of water from the hummingbird spitter, I wait for the first siting of my Ruby-throat hummingbird to hover and visit the patio blooms.

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  3. beautiful both yours and 22humbird….both of you should write something together…to see what you come up with…LOL seriously thank you both I love your garden KIm in your mind and 22humbird I like your hummingbirds going around your garden hovering and visiting all your blooms….have a great weekend both of you and a great day today….Love and best wishes Kat

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    1. Now that’s a good idea – I’d love to have a go at a collaboration. Good thinking, Kat. Might see you on here before the weekend is over. Love Kim xxx


  4. Hi Kat and Kim! I am very passionate about hummingbirds, always. I am not sure what you mean about a collaboration…I am just getting started on my Humming Love, but don’t know what I am doing for sure. I would welcome any tips…

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