In the Gardens of Simplicity

In the Gardens of Simplicity

A Poem by An owl on the moon

Sometimes I long for simple things.


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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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 5 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

5 Months 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 6 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

6 Months 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 9 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

8 Months 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 9 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

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

8 Months 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 9 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

9 Months 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 9 Months Ago

An owl on the moon

9 Months 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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Added on March 4, 2017
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Welcome to my page of poetry... May you find peace and inspiration... Craig When the owl sings, the night is silent. (Quand le hibou chante, La nuit est silence) - Charles de Leusse “It wa.. more..


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