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fooling the gardener

In gardening, life, survival, survival, time on September 25, 2010 at 7:36 pm

The gardener hunts the wilting.

He moves by the smooth and strong.

Shears shut.

If you are showing browned edges, frayed petals, droopiness, or loss of color

hide behind the bold and tall.

If you can manage it, turn a radiant sunburnt red.

These are ways to fool the gardener.

And keep the metal edge from your neck.

A day is a day.

In that time death could come.

the gardener learns to see

In gardening, poetry, relationships, spirituality, Uncategorized on September 17, 2010 at 8:46 pm

“This flower.” The gardener pauses over his lesson. “This leaf.”

This is not another leaf which has fallen from another tree.

This not a symbol or an abstraction.

“Not a flower.”  He studies. “This flower.” 

Respect every, appreciate each.

“I am trying.” He breathes, “I am one gardener.”

The teachers in the garden cheer.