Thursday, May 30

Gardening

I poke my fingers into the dark dirt
the moistness of the soil clinging
speaking and promising
to take care and nutrify 
the little friend I plant
deep into the hole 
goes the white roots 
hiding from the sun
and only the smooth green stalks
now sing to the sky
I bless the plant with a downpour
letting fat drops plop
and slowly sink 
like lessons learned 
on sunny afternoons



16 comments:

  1. Beautifully done! Vivid; I could almost feel the dirt and smell the water as it soaked in. Nice!

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  2. I love the idea of the green stalks singing to the sky. I can almost hear them!

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  3. Lovely, it is like newly planted leaves sing to the sky...just lovely!

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  4. Well done, I agree with Charles, the essence of the soil is conveyed

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  5. I love how you consider the plant a friend.

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  6. I really like your ending:

    "and slowly sink
    like lessons learned
    on sunny afternoons"

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  7. i like i bless the plant with a downpour

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  8. This was a delight for me because I love the idea of speaking with the earth and that you chose gardening. It seems to be a perfect subject for the prompt and when I'm in the garden all kinds of things like that happen.

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  9. Gardening can be so fulfilling. As can writing. =) This is a great piece. -Mike

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  10. Isn't that lovely at this time.. of course the green stalks sing.. the leafs sing the trees sing.. I just love spring ...

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  11. I'm due to do some gardening, and this poem is just telling me I should go on and get right out there...lovely.

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  12. Beastly hot here today so this is a welcome reminder of peaceful,cool days in the garden. Very nice.

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  13. ...i am glad you found friends amongst these tiny seeds of tomorrows huge change... a tame to nature & your good heart is enough to secure their & our future... smiles... loved this!

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  14. oooh, i love that ending! wonderful...

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