• The Organic Poet

Green fingers @BunglerBill

Topic - Environment

Are your fingers toxic?

Mine are.

Their proximity to plants seals a death-sentence.

The thing is, I bet you didn’t sip juice from a radioactive fruit, knowing its corrosive character.

I did.

When I lived alone, my kitchen was known as the pot-plant mortuary.

Encircling the room, half-snapped, desiccated twigs appraised houseguests, eyebrows raised.

So, safe to say, I’m best kept away from photosynthesisers.

Yet for me, nothing comes close to the sacrament of green-fingers tending juvenile shoots, or a baptismal sprinkle of nutrient-rich formula soaking into a bed of adolescent tomatoes, or candle-white orchids communing in perfectly-balanced humidity.

So, if, like me, you have a fracture that will not quite mend, seek a green-fingered friend. And you’ll seek until you find, and when you find, you’ll be troubled, and when you’re troubled, you’ll be amazed at all manner of things, and how they grow.

Poet's biography

Name: Will Griffith (Twitter alias: Bungler Bill)

Place of residence: Mevagissey, Cornwall

Your favourite quote: "To learn and at due times to repeat what one has learnt, is that not after all a pleasure? That friends should come to one from afar, is this not after all delightful? To remain unsoured even though one's merits are unrecognised by others, is that not after all what is expected of a gentleman?" - Confucius, Analects, i.i.

Your one wish for the world: To learn to appreciate one another's differences

Where can we find out more about you (Website link): Poetry via @bunglerbill on Twitter. Music via https://soundcloud.com/sonicvisitation and Spotify/Apple Music/etc.

A small bio about you: Will is a secondary school teacher in philosophy and theology. He is also a part-time jazz musician who has released two albums, Fallout, and Oceanic Drift. The third album, Urban Ontology will be released on 23rd July. Although a novice, poetry is swiftly becoming a daily compulsion.

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