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'Haiku and Nature Poems' ~ 17-287-B
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: December 12, 2016      Views: 528
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My new photo is a "selfie" and my name is Marilyn D.F. Boire, under the pen name of BeasPeas (after my mother, named Bea, who also wrote). I'm an artist and writer who loves to sing. My art is contemporary. Although I like to paint in oils and wa - more...

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Chapter 17 of the book Haiku and Nature Poems ~ 2012-2017
The joy of African Violets ~ a poem
"Violets In A Pot" by BeasPeas

African violets thrive, pretty in a pot.
If one plant is good, much better to have a lot.
Last time I counted, there were fifteen, maybe more.
Vibrant colors like rainbows, blossoming galore.

Someday I'll grow another, showy as can be,
present it to a friend who'll tend it carefully.
But how could I part with a leafy child of mine,
then stare at the bare spot, its absence to remind?

Marilyn D.F. Boire ~ December 12, 2016
'Haiku and Nature Poems'



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I love my African violets. These in the photo aren't in bloom, but several others are. I have about 15 plants of various colors. To grow your own plant from a leaf cutting, suspend a leaf in a bud vase with the bottom of the leaf touching water at all times. It will take about a month for the leaf to grow roots. When the root is hardy, plant it in a pot. Any questions about the process--e-mail me and I'd be glad to help.

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Image: 'African Violets in Pots' by Marilyn D.F. Boire, November 2016
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