What is a Garden

Colours bright
or colours dim,
we notice
whats in focus,
and as shadows
trim our image,
add water
to the dust,
things grow.

What is a weed,
but an unwanted
volunteer.
A garden’s
not the same.
You walk
on water?
That’s a
different game.

A volunteer
can be a
great thing too.
Flowers can grow
from unexpected seed,
and welcome,
none of them’s
a weed.

A little beauty
sneaks into
the picture.
A little colour,
bright and amazing,
a garden like
her garden,
makes your
heart sing.

5 thoughts on “What is a Garden

  1. Meals on wheels, If you don’t go out each day, you get old.
    Love the seed of the metaphor. Weed the volunteer …..graciously sown.

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    1. Meals on wheels? Shut in? Its important to get out and see other people.

      Some people go into communities after a while, so there are other people around. I know a man, 90 years and more. His mind has left, but he’s with people (in a home – away from home). But there he has care.

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      1. Hmmm. Maybe. We have Meals on wheels in Canada. Shut-ins, seniors, people who need assistance, are brought food by volunteers. I expect that part of the volunteers’ role is to see that the recipients of the meals are okay.

        My girl is almost recovered. I have been acting as nurse, butler, chauffeur… She’s starting to push back, insisting that she can look after herself!

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