PROMPT #133 – IN THE GARDEN

Most everyone who enters the Poetic Bloomings blog refers to it as a “garden.” It seems only natural (pardon the expression) to suggest that we return to our roots to write a poem about gardens, gardening, gardeners, or some combination thereof. Not everyone likes gardens, of course: some folks simply hate it and others think that wild nature is preferable to cultivated nature; natural gardens or gardening could be your topic as well, therefore. In any way it seems appropriate to you, write a “garden” poem.

MARIE ELENA’S ATTEMPT

Consider the Garden

What rose
Glances with scorn
At the aster,
Thinking
“I don’t understand,
Therefore I fear.”
 
Let every gardener
And every passerby
Discover the beauty of color,
Texture and fragrance
As they mingle
And adorn.

© copyright 2013,  Marie Elena Good

WILLIAM’S ATTEMPT

I THINK I’LL PAVE IT

When first I went outdoors for planting,
I had myself a burst of ranting:
my thumb was not green; I vented my spleen
and came indoors, angry and panting.

© copyright 2013, William Preston