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Toward the end of it all
my knackered earth beds
sit dishevelled
like a mother’s rushed haircut

tufts of the next growth
brace for another brown-grey winter
while the last redcurrants hide,
blood dark rubies
tucked in dying leaves of neighbour bushes

in the middle, the supermarket spruce
of three years ago
waits its turn
growing done in the throng of all
while the sun played favourites

soon, in the cat pad darks
the ground will be given back to rule,
cold, empty and silent
There is one on some loves,
That flourish like summer flowers
And bring seemingly endless joy
To lovers entwined
And hypnotized by the notion
That this will bloom forever.
But as years pass, some flawless
In execution and mutual care,
The flower begins to fade,
As if its color and fluid are drained,
Perhaps by the force of love itself.
And, unknown to the two,
They glide apart slowly,
Like two ships on the tide,
Until one day, they reach a horizon.
Each looks out for the other
As they have done before,
And call out in hope, then despair,
But they are unseen, far away.
They may try to sail back,
Beating furiously against the tide,
And finally, admitting defeat.
They each collapses, crying, shouting,
Blaming life, fate and humanity.
After months spent on the rocky shore,
In tears or questioning why
And often getting no reply,
The memory of passion fades
As new flowers bloom
And life’s garden summers on.
There is a garden that I want to go,
a place where I can be alone,
a place where I will hang my head -
quite literally, because that's where I've planned to be dead.
Dug up an earthworm
the longest I've ever seen
while paving a garden path
to make my home look clean.

Thought it wouldn't suit the worm
to be trapped under so much rock,
so I tossed him over to my neighbour
who has lots of lawn around his block.

Hoped the worm would appreciate
that my strategy has saved his day,
when a crow came swooping down,
picked him up and flew away.
No one is around
to fill the bird feeder

The glass house sits empty
in a ring of stones

High above the garden
the power line adopts my winter
hush

From the back steps
I keep
careful watch
of all this

Through the crack of the open
kitchen window the sound

drifts forward with the
breeze
to brush against my back

A phone ringing

You said to call
when things got
hard

But I am only capable of dial tones,
too preoccupied watching the dry, white
linens
sway on the clothesline
Albern Stark Aug 17
raining light
meteorite
new garden pond
A blue butterfly
Used to dance at my garden
Is now, somewhere lost!
Tried to write a #haiku....hope it is a #haiku and follows the scheme of 5-7-5!πŸ˜…
Angela Rose Jul 24
I am going to continue to water you even when your thorns stab me
I am going to continue to assist your growth even though your thorns don't want me to touch you
You're going to be the most beautiful thing my garden has ever seen
🌻
SUNFLOWERS
GROW TO
CREATE A
GLOW
🌻
JUST THE WAY
YOU MAKE ME FEEL
LIKE A SUNFLOWER
🌻
GROWING TALL
UNDER THE SUN
SUMMER'S HERE
AND YOU KEEP ME
SAFE AND WARM
🌻
KNOWING THAT ALL IS GOOD,
ALL IS FINE
AS LONG AS YOU HAVE
YOUR
SUNFLOWER TO
SHINE
🌻
FLOWERS BLOOM
BUT NONE LIKE
YOUR BRIGHT
SUNFLOWER
🌻
You make me feel like a Sunflower, thanks for always making me feel beautiful my dear love. M.C.
Hadrian Veska Jul 18
The dry tundra calls to you
Whispering a phrase
A memory that flows
In between and through
The forest needle and pine
Something lies beyond
Far past the snow and sterile ice
Over the great mountains
The places of our birth
Nothing more than an inclination
That all we hope there to be
Has not yet been made know
That the secret hidden for ages
Has in turn hidden us within it
Preserving us in a way unseen
That when the time does come
In far flung ages hence
All things might be revealed
And the barren wastes
Turn to fruitful gardens
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