On the Avenue (Not 5th or Delderfield)











Who would plant along the way a thousand trees that thrive from birth?

We spent time without a break to delve this avenue;

How is it stricken trees bounce back — are they even of this earth?

Some tell of magic spell to wake and make revival true.


My usual personal challenge of using the words in the order given, and rhyming with as few added as possible.  I had an even shorter version, but the sense required a great leap of intuition to extract.

Here follows another little avenue which is part of  one of the gardens we judged this weekend for Garden of the Year. More pictures of those will follow in due course.


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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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11 Responses to On the Avenue (Not 5th or Delderfield)

  1. Arkenaten says:

    Looks like a garden and a half. I can only dream of such splendour.


  2. Those trees bare a resemblance to the bottle trees found in Western Australia . Obviously WA was attached to South Africa a few years back. Our Kimberley area is loaded down with diamonds just as your Kimberley is.


  3. Tom Merriman says:

    Well done again, Col! I don’t know how you do this… I manage to use all of the words, but have to add many more to do so! 😀


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