The Plant’s Point of View

I think spring might really be here! I haven’t had lilacs for two years because the weather managed to thwart their blooming but it looks good for this year!

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view.
H. Fred Ale

Every year that the garden comes back I’m amazed, it is always exciting for me to see the herbs and the perennials burst through the ground just like they’re supposed to do. You would think by now I’d be used to it; the garden has been looking pretty good for the last seven years but there’s still such a sense of awe that nature figures it out and I get to enjoy it another season. This morning I noticed the sweet peas have started unfurling their leaves and the peonies are getting comfortable in their wire cages. They have become so top heavy that they need to be contained or the flowers just pulls the bushes to the ground. Here’s the bush from last summer.

I took today off from work to try and get caught up with schoolwork. My food/poetry paper needs a rewrite and I’m working on revision and planning my first low-fi publishing project.Low-fi publishing, short for low-finance publishing is taking publishing into your own hands, cheaply by making a small booklet, or chapbook and sharing it with your community, your friends or your family. Our assignment requires us to take any piece of work we want and make a limited edition publication. I still haven’t picked what poem I’m going to use but I’m definately going to introduce some collage into each booklet. The idea behind this is that you are ready for publication, you don’t have to wait until an editor decides you are ready.
Today, consider making a low-fi publication of your own. Take a piece of writing and using simple desk-top publishing software play with font, style, tone, etc.
Our first assignment we dubbed quick and stapled. It’s all about getting your work out.Have fun and experiment! Consider making limited edition copies for your friends or family. Share your work with others in a creative fun way. Now get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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