Tag: Nature

Creative Writing

Haiku’s on A Winter Morning

Children with eyes wide, Exhale their warm breath slowly To watch the air dance. – Misty clouds of air Evaporate around me, And trouble my mind. – The frostbitten grass, waits timelessly, in the cold, hopeful for the sun. Like Concrete on Facebook to stay up to date

Creative Writing

Fall

Will had perched on the edge of their bed. He brushed Danielle’s cheek with his thumb, and told her he was going for a walk, receiving a half-awake mumble in reply. Ten years together and he still looked at her sleeping form in wonder; still had the old urge to play with her hair while…

Creative Writing

Loving Your Body

Kia is watching herself in the mirror and She doesn’t look like herself; She thinks she did once; She wishes she did now; She never will again. Kia is watching herself in the mirror and Where there was once the sharp jutting of rocks There is now ripe grassland, May green, lingering with soft sweet-scented…

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An Alphabetical Floral Companions Guide

Aloe Vera: Short-stemmed succulent with thick and fleshy leaves Serrated edges of small white teeth That smile as he soothes your burns and bruises. Chamomile: Tiny daisy flowers bloom on long stalks Reaching to the sky with its yellow core surrounded by white rays A sacred herb born of the sun. Echinacea: Hermaphroditic Purple in…

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Girl outside

Have you seen her eyes? Searching grass stains Reaching up the bark Of her rough touch, Rough hands Legs like hay, the hairs like needles, Could lose thoughts in them, do you understand? Oh, have you seen her eyes? Dancing lily pads, I once tried to catch them in the lake — Silly mistake, oh…

Creative Writing

Cold Stone

Stone plinths carry the weight of a cold— Marble mother clinging to a son in rags; Covered in blood and thorns and sorrows. Lying daffodils at their cold carved feet—   Among the cold plethora of your prayers. Feeling the weight of tired gazes on my back; Bathing in tears and sympathies and blessings: They…

Creative Writing

The Trees

It was one of those not-quite-autumn days. One of her favourite kind of days. One of those days where it was still warm enough to throw on just a dress and a jacket and not be cold, but where the sun was already low in the sky by the time she caught the 16:41 bus…

Science

PVC trees giving coral reefs ‘a fighting chance’

The World Resources Institute predicts that 90% of coral reefs will be threatened by 2050, but a fast-growing scheme in Florida is now leading the fight against this decline. Based in Key Largo, the Coral Restoration Foundation spearheads a global network that aims to restore reefs worldwide by creating coral nurseries. These farming operations consist…

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