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    A Natural Selection # 16

    THE FRENCH MARIGOLD – A SPICE FOR LIFE

    The French Marigold is more than
    Just a pretty flower of the daisy family
    In the Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus,
    Tagetes Patula flowers are dried and ground
    To make the Georgian spice Imeretian Saffron
    An essential ingredient in the spice mixture
    Khmeli-Suneli, which in Georgian cuisine
    Is on a par with Garam Masala in Northern India
    Georgians share elements of Mughlai cuisine

    FOOTSTEPS IN THE FROST

    A beautiful winter’s morning
    When mist conceals the sunrise,
    And nestles between
    The frosty shadows of the trees,
    And footsteps crunch
    Through the crystal patterns
    Of the crisp hoar frost

    IN THE FROST FILLED MEADOW

    In the frost filled meadow
    I watch the dawn’s first rays
    Beginning to melt the frost
    In the majesty of winter days

    A CAVE

    A cave, in the face of the cliff
    Like a mouth, wild and mad,
    Snarling like a demon
    Across the barren land
    From where a wind blew
    Into the cavernous mouth
    and howled like a Ghost
    Calling out in despair

    AN OAK

    An Oak, tall as a cathedral spire
    Cast a mighty shadow
    As the setting of the sun
    Turns the western sky to fire

    WATERY WORLD

    In a river, barely worthy of the name,
    Where the gentle water trickles back
    Towards a greater watery world,
    Lives the humble little stickleback

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    A beautiful winter’s morning
    When mist conceals the sunrise,
    And nestles between
    The frosty shadows of the trees,
    And footsteps crunch
    Through the crystal patterns
    Of the crisp hoar frost
    Exquisite!

    In a river, barely worthy of the name,
    Where the gentle water trickles back
    Towards a greater watery world,
    Lives the humble little stickleback
    Loved this.

    Each poem spoke to me, great work, Biggus.
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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    Ah, nature: there is nothing finer to set to verse! Footsteps in the frost, a cave, and an oak are my favourites.

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    Love the imagery

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    I liked the one about the ghost in the cave best.

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