June Walker

Rookie (Scotland)

Wilderness - Poem by June Walker

At the edge of close-cropped lawn,
purple vetch, daisies, thistles
and buttercups grow-
a singular patch of wilderness.
Bees, drunk to find such colour, scent,
and untidiness, indulge
their senses, from dawn to dusk.

Birds are delirious.
Not just common crows or quails,
or strutting magpies,
but goldfinches, doves and nightingales,
calling, diving and plucking flies.

And on the bending tip
of seeding grass, a dragonfly,
turned and dazzled, with sapphire jewels.
As Nature crept,
seeds in her sack,
to claim her earthly garden back.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A patch of wild weeds in my local park

Comments about Wilderness by June Walker

  • Chinedu Dike (1/23/2018 10:17:00 AM)


    Lovely depiction of beauty and eating frenzy on a rich patch of wild weeds in a local park, well articulated and elegantly penned with insight. Thanks for sharing June. (Report) Reply

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  • Ramesh Rai (5/29/2012 11:57:00 PM)


    so beautiful as if a sketch drawn through this poem. great write. superb. with my best regards. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (5/29/2012 11:23:00 AM)


    A really lovely nature write, to claim her earthly garden back. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/29/2012 9:58:00 AM)


    Sounds beautiful - a lovely write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012



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