Posts Tagged ‘work’

the gardener reflects on berries

In gardening, life, presence, relationships on December 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm

The gardener found saggy berries on the ground

And ones on the bush needing to be cut

The gift of something to do

The doing gives him something to be aware of

The awareness gives him something to celebrate

The celebration gives him knowledge of change

Change shows him his life


preparing the soil

In gardening on September 28, 2010 at 12:20 am

Break me down. 

Break my rocks.

Break my crust.

Crumble me between your judging fingers.

Renew me, prepare me.

To produce again.

the gardener defines success

In gardening, idtenity on September 23, 2010 at 4:04 am

The gardener defines success.

The soil is cared for.

The flowers are behaving.

The vegetables are healthy.

The lawn is trimmed.

The value of the house is increased.

the gardener misses the garden

In gardening, life, presence, relationships, spirituality on September 19, 2010 at 2:05 pm

All he sees is what needs to be done.

The gardener cuts and cleans, carries away the dead.

He hasn’t been in the garden for days.

the business of gardening

In gardening, life, relationships, tolerance on September 18, 2010 at 3:10 pm

The gardener is briefed daily.

Presentations from stems and blooms and bare patches.

The confrontation between the cacti and the water system is going well, considering.

Meetings with the weather and the soil on short and long term challenges are on this afternoon’s agenda.

gardening is work

In gardening, poetry on September 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm

There’s no off season for the gardener, no slow times.

Late bloomers is for flowers.

the gardener pushes his fear into the mud

In Uncategorized on September 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm

The gardener pushes his fear into the mud

water washes up

worry slips through his fingers, sucking onto his sleeves

what he witnessed, what he did, will be buried under rocks

and flowers will trample them down with armies of color

come spring