Acacia Pollen
(Sonnet from the Pollen Allergic)

How do I hate thee pollen? Let me count the ways.
I hate thee floating on the warm spring air,
drifting so quietly this way, it’s so unfair,
the smell so sweet from gold acacia splays,
I hate thee for deception – you betray,
I sniff in bliss, forgetting to beware
the price of spring, the dreaded hayfever,
with inflammatory membranes and nasal sprays.
I hate thee as I hate the bankers greed,
the guns of war, dogmatic rage and rant,
well maybe that’s extreme, I do accede,
I love thee for your scent, hear me recant,
I’m ranting now, please accept my apologies,
divine perfume, sirens for sinuses enchant.


My apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning πŸ˜‰

Note: photo from wikimedia commons (flowering acacia)

31 thoughts on “Just a bit of fun!

  1. Apologies imply a sense of wrong-doing, but I can’t see any wrong-doings here! Perhaps an emulative fun-doing with a heads-up, in which case how about an ah-choo! Bless you πŸ™‚

    1. It is not good Charles – unfortunately I am allergic to quite a few things (dust mites, tobacco, cat hair, …) so my conjested head is pretty much a constant feature and I try not to take anti-histamines very often because they make me really tired (even the ones that aren’t supposed to make you tired) so I just put up with it.

  2. I used to get hayfever at this time of year when I was younger and it really is it’s own kind of misery. There’s no comfort to be had at all for weeks and weeks. All that sneezing is an absolute nightmare. And the congestion? Good Lord. I really sympathise, Gabe. It is the pits!

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