In the Gardens of Simplicity

In the Gardens of Simplicity

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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Sometimes I long for simple things.

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Comfort is your softing smile

A book that lets you stay awhile

Antique doors with ancient face

Painted in wisterian grace


 
Hearing your laughter’s happy flight

Chocolate truffled candlelight

Picnics in the quiet rain

Wild ponies near the lane      

 

Tempting glances from your eyes

A field of golden butterflies

Moonlight shadows serenade

In an emerald forest glade


 
Summer solstice in your hair

Painting hung of St. Mark’s Square

Canaletto colors fall

Upon a flowered terrace wall 

 

Holding you on autumn nights

Poppies and slender paperwhites

These are visions I long to see

In the gardens of simplicity


© 2017 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
“A garden should make you feel you've entered privileged space -- a place not just set apart but reverberant -- and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.”
― Michael Polla

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Hearing your laughter’s happy flight
Chocolate truffled candlelight
Picnics in the quiet rain
Wild ponies near the lane

Like the part of chocolate truffled candlelight,
This is a lovely write, very talented.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Always so light with warm colors wrapping soft visions in my mind. So pretty. You words paint these beautiful images that I wish I could canvas upon the walls. You've a splendid gift, my brother. Thank you.

Posted 10 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

10 Months Ago

Oh my, sis, you found one of my older, reheated poems. Thank you for your kindness! I try and write .. read more
A sweet balm for the weary and harried. I, too, put great value on simplicity. As a baby views the world, let me sense true beauty, void of entanglements.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I'm so glad you saw this one, and that you love simplicity too. I think it's why I love my garden, w.. read more
Love this
I think you hit the nail on the head on your interpretation of simplicity funnily enough I put my old poem up from years ago and I had a different interpretation of word simplicity they are both correct though I think yours better loved your poem

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I so appreciate your words and reflections on my poem, and on simplicity. I must find your poem now!.. read more
nature is always beautiful, whether or not it forms a simple landscape or an intricate one...lovely diction, once again!

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Cascara!
I'll take some of that chocolate truffled candlelight, please!

My senses reel whenever I visit you. Your garden is most lovely, Craig!

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

So thankful you came to spend time in my garden, Kelly! Happy World Poetry Day! :)
Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

Is it really? Well, I wish the same to you! ; )
Tempting glances from your eyes
A field of golden butterflies....

Loved it :) Heheh I think these are more than simple things...they sound as if they are out of some book of ancient mysteries....Mmm field of golden butterflies...would love to see Them...the wild ponies near the lake...maybe take one home too hehe..

Your poetry is something which takes the readers to a land of magic....everything you write is magical..:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Your words are such a blessing, dear poet! Thank you. It is how I hope to view the world, even what .. read more
AWESOME!!!! This is so excellent, there isn't one word I'd change! I love the many imaginative examples of simple pleasures. Beautiful mixture of touting your beloved, along with all the pleasures that abound.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

This was such a day for me today, just a beautiful warm simplicity. Thank you for your wondrous enco.. read more

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