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Garden Party

Garden Party

A Poem by barleygirl
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inspired by Saumya's facebook comment to me . . .

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In the garden I often putter
springtime sets my wits aflutter
balmy winters are for early sowing
celery and parsley briskly growing.

Abundant nibbles, likely squirrels
high time to seek skilled referrals
“did your bunnies invite them in?”
Bloomin’ Botanist asks with a grin.

Early dawn spying through a pane
while furries hop gaily down my lane
instead of serving wine and Havarti
my bunnies are hosting a garden party!

Potted plants are now adorned sparsely
as squirrels sport goatees of parsley
mice seek tender shoots and nibbles
as my hose spills carrot juice dribbles.

Hear me now, Scarlett and Peaches
don’t encourage these hungry leeches
later on you’ll crave a leafy snack
wishing you had all this celery back!




© 2018 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
*Bloomin' Botanist = Saumya
**Scarlett & Peaches = my bunnies
***art by Gina Matarasso

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I can relate to this in a not so cute way. Rabbits have already devastated my newly planted grapevines after a too cold winter has killed my older ones. I've surrounded my strawberries and kale with chicken wire to no avail. I think my dogs give every rodent in the area directions to my garden. I chuckled at your flamboyant descriptions and find once again that your rhymes come easy. I prefer these types of poems over anything artificially heavy. I once had a flemish giant named Buck. I miss that rabbit. CD

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Truly fun & conflicted share! I hear you! *smile* Thanks for stopping by to get real about those fri.. read more



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I can relate to this in a not so cute way. Rabbits have already devastated my newly planted grapevines after a too cold winter has killed my older ones. I've surrounded my strawberries and kale with chicken wire to no avail. I think my dogs give every rodent in the area directions to my garden. I chuckled at your flamboyant descriptions and find once again that your rhymes come easy. I prefer these types of poems over anything artificially heavy. I once had a flemish giant named Buck. I miss that rabbit. CD

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Truly fun & conflicted share! I hear you! *smile* Thanks for stopping by to get real about those fri.. read more
Wonderful and I love the bunnies, what a perfect set up for a garden party -you can feel the freshness of spring and newness all around, love the images to nature all around-joyful to say the least🌹

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

I wrote this a month ago when we had balmy days to jumpstart the garden. Now we've gotten an uncommo.. read more
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

5 Months Ago

Sounds wonderful my sister has two beautiful bunnys🌹
This is the kind of poem that could bring someone, in fact people of all ages so much joy! It certainly made me happy as it brought back memories of the stories I used to read as a child so thank you for that.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. It seems I write dark messages when it's about huma.. read more
OK,OK, OK!!! It's 70 to 80 degrees & I'm planting in my garden. Where I'm sitting, I'm staring out at 12 inches of snow that blessed us on the weekend. LOL ;-) Glad to know you're still with us.
Your title brought back memories...'but if memories were all I sang, I'd rather drive a truck...but, it's all right now. Thank you Ricky Nelson.

Your poem is well written...the rhyme sublime...and once you've been bitten...there's nothing like Havarti & wine.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

Even tho I'm a stinker for bragging about our gorgeous winter weather, we've only had 5" of rain in .. read more
At last ... the Cafe is open again. No wonder your critters are having such a feast. I saw your poem earlier, but the "crash" occurred before I could appreciate it. Your amusingly descriptive skills paint a wonderful picture of our lack of superiority over these cunning little raiders . Of course, you could consider teaching Scarlett and Peaches karate. That should scare them off.


Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

Finally we've got a little grass growing for the first time in a year . . . do not like having to st.. read more
The perfect little gem to put a smile on my face. The imagery is excellent. Thanks for sharing this joyful gem. :) Julie

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

For the past 2 weeks, not able to get on this website, I was immersed in gardening, since our weathe.. read more
such and enjoyable and playful read, something i'd like to read to my kids :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

That's the ultimate compliment! I never had kids (I'm 61) so I didn't get much practice trying to th.. read more
Markus Anthony

6 Months Ago

I'm happy that my review put a smile on your face, I don't have kids yet, it'll probably happen befo.. read more
well,the squirrels and rabbits like those plants to..
and spring a little to soon,though i wish,but it is 62 here today

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

 wordman

6 Months Ago

i missed most of it,i was in the hospital for ten days
barleygirl

6 Months Ago

I'm sorry you got slammed by that flu! Sounds like it really threw you for a loop! *eeeek!* (((HUGS).. read more
 wordman

6 Months Ago

yeah,a lot of complications,oxygen went to 82 ,got cellulitis in my leg,water around my heart and lu.. read more
This is such a playful dance of joy! How I love my gardens, and in days of ice and snow right now, it's wondrous to feel their warmth through your words of pure pleasure. Smiled at the image of the party too. Reminded me of the bunnies I used to raise. They would have gladly joined in! Thankful for the inspiration that spoke to your muse. :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

We've barely had a winter, here along the central coast of California, so I was out gardening while .. read more
An owl on the moon

6 Months Ago

Haha! I remember those central California winters! Glad you could enjoy the garden. Seems this place.. read more
In my garden, what makes me cross is
Patched up grass with rampant mosses
Vermin squirrels grey by name
Play their food concealment game
Once smooth lawn is torn to shreds
I daren’t look at the flowerbeds
Such effort for some measly shrubs
I’ll pave it over, get some tubs!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

LOVE IT!!!! Yes, the secret to my wilderness gardening is to keep the critters at bay! *wink! wink!*.. read more

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