Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ahhh, Earth Day

Leaves of Bloodroot
slowly unfurl, their blooms
of white happily shine in the sun

Scillias of azure blue abuzz
teased open by bees
thirsty, longing for nourishment

Nails short and ragged
clogged with rich black earth,
a gardeners’ badge of honour

Robins follow freshly turned soil
listening, watching for a sign
of twisting movement

Pale green leaves shoot upward
buds of Daffies, tender to the touch
patiently wait for a cloudy day

Juncos perform two steps forward
one step back, digging
for winters leftover seeds

Spent Hydrangea heads
crumpled, cast aside
cover the ground with confetti

Over wintered compost
natures black gold, dug out
to replenish tired beds

Muddy shoes lined up
on the garden bench to dry
soles skyward, warming in the sun

While the tired and dirty gardener
eases back onto her throne
relaxed with face to the sun, she smiles


  1. It was lovely to see you turn up on Journeys in Creative Writing Cheryl! It's about time I organised an easy way to get at my short stories. Am pleased you enjoyed the index ...
    June in Oz

  2. Ahhhhh, lovely Cheryl. And a very happy Easter to you! xoxo

  3. When I could have been writing a poem, I've been digging, pruning.
    You are good inspiration, thank you!
    buds of spring!

  4. Tis so good to see you again too June :)

    Hoppy Hoppy Rogue, hehehehe

    Jenn, the trick is to ponder while toiling, then when you rest scribble those ponderings down. :)


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