Flax, Tui

you can see they belong together:
the upthrust floral tube
clearly shaped to fit a bill
pollen-dusted anthers
tantalising on slender filaments

the stem yields under the weight
as she lands with a fluster
white bow-tie shining against her breast
she plunges into the burnt orange
takes her fill

English: Mountain flax flower (Phormium cookia...

I spent last weekend at a highly enjoyable and productive poetry workshop led by Vivienne Plumb and attended by a lovely group of fellow poets.  This is what I wrote after our nature walk exercise.

Don’t forget to check out the other Tuesday poems.