Urban Physic Garden


White Mustard

June 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Medicinal Plants Poetry Project

burning flower in the world
    a repeat offender
                    a seed
attaching itself to a tubular
flambing jambon
          a soft nutty hydrocortic sear
        a burn
                  some fat sunseeds
        some kids
                  of a fat son
scooping hanks with a tablespoon
        & coughing
    some colouring
a tot
    teet pipette
a grip closed-claw twist
    a Norfolk barricade
a promontory     barrister
quickening to revive the spirits
                  strengthening the memory
        expelling heaviness
      beside ourselves with approval               antiscorbutic
        above par nationalistic
a flower though                           prepared
  retaining vitality when buried alive in the ground
    in essence
      hard to get rid of
S.J. Fowler
(From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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