Positioned with sweetest apple confection
An ancient Garden evolved and enticed.
Slowly, and slower, Eden turned its honest perfection
To chance. And Trust became dishonestly diced.
Prehistory teaches Trust’s fate through the fossils
Reasonings of Truth boned to the death
Eliminate doubt, an empty skull whistles
Sense the real and use intuition instead
Flora’s future is fragile
Uncertain, unbalanced, Eden once led, but
Trust to caretake its green horizontals lies buried
Under Vertical Garden at Retail River instead
Recycle, reuse, renew trust and commitment
Earth’s resurrection is timed if belief, duty and virtue are dead.
VERTICAL GARDEN AND RETAIL RIVER
The Vertical Garden of Birmingham UK, New Street Station
The Garden and the Retail River walkway, once green fields
Burnt grass in the garden
TO EXPLAIN (with very flimsy pen . no Shakespeare here…)
Cut grass in the garden.
Could look a lot more lush.
This space is like a very bad retirement home
Where outdoor plants keep hush
Some poor dears, behind the ears, share their bad haircuts too
With precious left of England’s green and pleasant land
There is little the shortest grass can do.
A walkway to the shops and trains
Makes a journey smooth and even
But how will plants grow food
And where will we spring a well?
You cant grow food or water
In a retail world from Hell.
Inspiration for these posts came from Day 3 of WordPress 201 Poetry Course, which provided the theme of “trust” to be interpretted as how one wished.
With new opportunities to consider one’s creativity, the challenge also came with working with a new word I had never heard before, and almost do not wish to again….. “acrostic”.
One meaning which was defined on the course: “where the first (or last) letter of each verse together spell out a message”
The first poem attempt has tried this, but the second post is creative licence on “free verse” with “free for all interpretation”, because at this time of night doing this…”I nearly cried, my brain is fried”
Photos taken at Birmingham New Street Station , February 2015
© 2015 La Floralie