on the other side,talking to james

My thanks to James Stephen for his input on this work. A Poetry Circle conversation..poetry circle.

on the other side
of the path
one yellow flower

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early, the crowd came to see the famous arch . laburnum. i came to see the kitchen garden, seeds growing

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old words
for things once common
when the things disappeared
the words went with them

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some words remain remembered;
scullery, coal scuttle, hod,
broom.

that is yellow.

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have a vacuum for
most things
broom is for incidentals,
crevices, or when I’m lazy
’bout getting vacuum out

broom is red
with matching dustpan

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i have a vacuum
there is nothing there.

the broom is for

the garden
mainly

or elsewhere for smelling like coconut

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sweep your garden ?

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slate bits

came from gloddfa ganol….quarry in blaenau.

front yard. leaves fall.

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leaves here falling too
a tree here a tree there
so far
soon it will be
all of them together

a collective shed

next 6 months
nothing but bare branches

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these are the falling days.