Celebrating National Poetry Month: #3: Woman Who Loves Gardening

Woman Who Loves Gardening

I have dirty nails
and rarely paint them, living out
my long growing season in the flower garden, trellises
giving view to clematis, climbing Peace
where aromatic flowers
grow in profusion.
I pull the weeds
in the early morning
gritting my teeth
wiping sweat from my brow
and listening
to footsteps of my husband
coming in range to help.
Sun makes my face red;
each sniff with my nose
leaves lily pollen behind.
When I rest it’s the beauty
that causes anxiety to shake loose
from a woman in need
of a quiet place to retreat.

June 20,2007


  1. Wonderful! I was visiting with Bent last night and his wife. She LOVES dirt. Check out his blog from HBO (Bent's Beer Garden)

  2. I LOVE this! You need to write more prose and poetry!

  3. What a beautiful poem! Your blog is one of my quiet retreats. I always leave here feeling peaceful and with a smile!

  4. I identify and love this one especially Sandy


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