much like the bees (with your permission)

Inspired by the phrase ‘I lean and loafe at my ease’ taken from ‘Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass)’ by Walt Whitman.

This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project

end of winter

balmy day

sitting in the sun

while I lean
casually loafing

at my ease

are at the blossom
the season
will not wait

and your permissions
to clear
the garden boxes
becomes a vision

of clarity
where tangles grow
in obfuscation

I envisage
a time
not long away

of secateurs
and shears
and shovels

happy work
much like the bees
and blooms

I loaf
and lean and watch

at my


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