The sweet pea and the wire.

Wrap your tendrils round me
Coil your thoughts through me
I will lend you strength
Let you grow
Become one with me
And I with you.
Fill the spaces
In the mesh
With green foliage and flowers
Vacuum up the emptiness
That fills my winter hours.

I have softened your steel and wire
With the lush warmth of green feathers
Your nakedness I’ve caressed
In a plume of color
Perfumed your nights when you felt alone
I’ve searched for your cold arm
Reached out
With a touch as light as mist
Wound you in a life of green springs
Assuring us both
Of higher and greater things

I’ve grow from pod to pea to plant
Prised my roots deep and strong
Stemmed the diamond of the upward climb
Wrangled round your empty stare
Covered you, stalked your strengths
Made it mine.
I’ve followed the sun
Lent nectar to the bees
But it was you who made me strong
Pushed my reach beyond the pull
That calls me down
We have shared our weakness’
Lent our strengths
Yet as the season’s call
You stayed and I went

The sweet pea and the wire.


Muckross Killarney, Ireland

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Artist's Description

This poem I conceived as a Botanical love affair
between the wire or Trellis and the Sweet pea. Like humans both become dependant on each other and both have gifts they lend. However there is a destiny in everything which is often heartless that calls one and leaves the partner. With the Plant it’s the seasons that do the calling with people death or they just grow away from each other.

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