Growing the Poetry
1 Oranges and lemons
Say the bells of St Clement’s
Poetry is a rather difficult fruit to grow.
First things first, you must be very mindful
of the nutrients needed for germination.
Then, of course, you have to wait.
It’s no good rushing into things. When
the ground breaks be prepared to spend
time nurturing. Pruning is often needed.
Letting light into the branches is essential
to ensure the whole tree benefits.
Eventually fruit will start to form.
It is up to you to taste first. Then you
might feel like sharing with a friend.
At harvest time you could market
hoping to find others who appreciate
what you have to offer. But beware
not everybody loves lemons!
1 When will you pay me?
Say the bells of Old Bailey.
1 Traditional English Nursery Song
I think you allways need to be a little thick-skinned because whatever fruit you produce will not be to everybodies taste – that does not matter – oranges and lemons.