From Woods To My Garden

From Woods To My Garden

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin
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the contrast yet similarity between the planting and expected end of a harvest in a garden and also the natural planting of seeds within nature and the summer treat of wild blackberries.

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From woods to my garden

 


Time for a late morning hike. I visit my jewel place of peace.

A precious secret which few seem aware exists.  Ten Aspens; a border, a trellis festooned with wild blackberries. These boughs in a nearby metropolis wood bear precious sweetness. Sweet black jewels of wine, honey bees are satisfied.

 Each one visits for a sip.


August haze holds fragrance of blessed ripeness. With each handful I pick, my lips are thankful with the life giving sugars. Even my Spaniel enjoys this August berry treat. 

What fragrance, the yellow jackets are hungry too!


Homeward bound, I dart one more fleeting glance of winsome wooded beauty, a fairy ring around a glimmering pond of contented ducks.These trees seeds have been carried and planted but not by man. In this marshy thicket’s edge of my beloved Aspens now here by the winds own hand. How long has this cane and wooded thicket dwelt as one?

 

Arriving home, and now in backyard garden abode, I am met by Summer breezes which Stir, lift, swirl. Stagnancy flies on this steaming August noon.  Summer days of vibrancy, of growth: My tomato plants rejoice. With every rising notch of the thermometer do I hear the plants push, prod, even squeak?

 

Life and life: I rejoice in this season’s wheel. long hot days of August, I cherish you. Sweat and heat for me. Around the corner, my droopy leafed Rhododendron is so thirsty but I mustn't water in the heat of the day. Every leaf would be burned and curled in injury.


I will wait for cool evening’s invitation! The soil lays waiting in my precious garden. Even the strawberry bed is flowering anew and finally I am seeing watermelon plants pushing up.


  What a place I have in my own back yard corner!

What a secret place of treasure I have in secluded wood's room!  


© 2017 Kathy Van Kurin



Author's Note

Kathy Van Kurin
Summer has been a joy and the heart readies to wave goodbye for I know that Fall will arrive soon enough.

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' Life and life: I rejoice in this season’s wheel. long hot days of August, I cherish you.. '

Landscape gardener amd designerr here who knows the wonder of serving the earth as one might serve Earth and its Maker.

Your landscape is majestic, Kathy. Each quarterly mood of and in your garden is near glorified; you are a gardener who plants and sows so as watch a future on teh horizon and you do it with amazingly rich language.

. What a place I have in my own back yard corner! ~ What a secret place of treasure I have in secluded wood's room! ' That's how it should be.. and more.. Beautiful words.

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Kathy Van Kurin

3 Weeks Ago

It's so nice to receive affirmation like this Miss Emma. Your a girl who wants others to do well. Yo.. read more
emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

YOUR writing is beautiful .. and will tell you why, Kathy: your words are always as pure as pure can.. read more



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Wow. Gorgeous rendering of all those beauties and joys of the eyes and sight. You truly appreciate the small things in nature that make its dwelling marvelous. Your garden with hope and reap with faith....:)..........................

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

Thanks Mr. Sami,
Inspiration is sometimes a fleeting and hard to come by commodity. This poem.. read more
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Wow. Good to know. You are welcome. .....:::))))
what a beautiful back yard!!!!!!!!

we used to pick blackberries in the pasture back behind the farmhouse in Ryegate, Vt...
loved that...your poem brought me back there...and in October, all the maples on the mountains...i miss it.
thanks for triggering the memories with your words.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

Jacob erin-cilberto,
Your youth reality is so stunning! I wish you would write about it. Man.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Months Ago

many of the poems i have posted here deal with my younger days...:))
Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

OK that is clear enough I think, even for me, ha ha. I will sure keep that in mind. Thanks Jacob!
Sights, smells and sounds of a contented gardener - all poetically captured for the reader to enjoy - lovely share! :-)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

Phil Oz O'fee,
I wish we could all find the sweetness of a contented gardener and see it the .. read more

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