Posts Tagged ‘plants’

burrendah

Burrendah Primary School in the outer suburb of Willetton in Perth
New plants- short stubby bushes and asbestos clad buildings still in primary colours
Kids in maroon uniforms- swarms of little boys and girls

The little blonde boy stands alone in the withering wind in the undercover area
The Fremantle doctor has come in again
Pole straight he stares into the cold steel pylon, hiding behind it from the other children
Willing the school day to end

Oh infinite aching solitude
Oh twisted random mind
Churning full of white noise
No other children talk to him
Except the bully who pushes him over so he scrapes his knee on the bitumen

When he gets home he is happy
Immersed in the rich private world of his toys
His parents never know how he suffers
Like John of the Cross in a box

plants

A spring of life drives flowers upward
Each sacred petal blooming energized to the moon
Chemically charged and vegetable driven
Toward the secret sentience of heaven

All abounding plant-flesh of the bush
Each solid stolid woody stem of flora
Enslaved to other life by love
Enriched by mineral power and fusing molecules

Photosynthesizing and effervescing with succulent sailor sap
Fragrancing air with fecund life-force
Tears of dew bless each leaf iridescent
Vegetation erupts in slow motion from earth with pure libidinous passion

Holy subtle quiet movement of expansion
Holy vegetable joy-frenzy of foliage
Holy soaring jarrah trees and microscopic fungus
Holy whole green world in sun’s sensual light