Jeannie Carlson: A Garden Sonnet

Spring '13 TOC

 

A lone butterfly scampers across the landscape,

Three trees left, two trees right,

Shadowing a path of lawn between, around, before and after,

One daisy sprouting fully opened,

Fallen leaves, dried and inanimate,

Scattered like the dust they will become;

A fence delineates fields not in use,

Chain links format a garden,

There to grow nature and to keep nature out

All at once;

What's being cultivated, I don't know,

Containers for garbage, compost, water

Not catching everything

People less.

 

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