Thursday, March 11, 2010

My First Plants

My First Plants

A green thumb I would be, I decided on a dreary winter day.

In the trough I put the richest and most fertile dirt.

I read the planting instructions and followed them to the letter.

Fennel, Hyssop, Thyme and Oregano.

In anticipation of a sprout I sprinkled water on them every day, and patiently watched over them.

Almost losing hope, finally a sprout appeared.

Though not at the same rate the plants grew to fruition.

As the weather hinted at autumn, I was left with a dilemma, not wanting to harvest and eat what took so long to grow.

Okay they weren’t my first plants, they never came up.

Copyright 2010 Thomas Murphy

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