Sun in the Garden

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I will lament the loss of snow, the two of us, wrapped in warm blankets, on the sofa sipping hot tea, reading to each other. Peace falling.

But I always look forward to the sun in the garden, with you dressed in your old clothes, digging in the dirt. A spade in your hand, and the warmth on your cheeks. No one ever looked more beautiful in a sun hat. A woman of the earth.

So what should we plant this year?

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

A Fortunate Garden

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A fortunate garden is one well-tended

as we grow from tender shoots, caressed

by the rain, the gardener feeds, then removes

dead weeds. Our plants unseen

growing, flourishing, reaching up,

at times hammered

 by hail, torn be a destructive wind,

but the gardener reaches in

with gentle hands,

repairing, lifting,

bringing life

in order to share

the beauty.

Let us grow our gardens

with tenderness,

may they be

fortunate.

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

In the Garden

 rain on roof

When I hear the rain,

pounding on the roof,

I rejoice, knowing,

 you will soon be in the garden,

planting flowers,

hands covered in dirt,

and your heart filled,

with a song,

I love your smile,

your joy,

You have never looked so beautiful,

with your old clothes on,

and your sun hat,

Eve in the Garden of Eden,

never looked so good.

When the sun caresses your cheek,

plantingI want to be there.

In the garden together,

planting,

red and yellow tulips,

always returning,

beauty refusing to die,

miniature rose bushes,

topsoil,

later some tomato plants,

a little mulch.

If it rains on us,

let it pour!

We can get soaked together,

laughing, and dancing,

in bare feet,

acting like school children,

throwing mud!

Embracing,

and falling,

in love,

all over again,

let it pour.

two in the rain

Poetry © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

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