garden gnome poem


my garden is…

a nurturing place

rejuvenating space

my garden grows…

green food for health

veggies’ bountiful wealth

my garden knows…

thorn pricks can hurt

worms benefit dirt

my garden shows…

shoes track in mud

fingernails collect crud

my garden flows…

slime trails of slugs

bees’ honeyed hugs

my garden hoes…

weeds will NOT win

squeaks windmill spin

my garden chose…

to raise leafy praise

for long summer days




photo by lynn__


Joining with poetic gardeners at dVerse Poets on Kim’s garden theme!

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. erbiage
    Dec 09, 2016 @ 10:28:10

    oh i wish i wrote this, it is delightful


  2. kim881
    Nov 20, 2016 @ 03:18:06

    You’ve created a bright and cheerful image of your garden, Lynn, especially with the use of rhyme and the repetition of ‘my garden…’ And your garden has everything, from vegetables and thorns to slugs and worms!


  3. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Nov 18, 2016 @ 01:33:58

    Your garden owes a lot to your good care, I think!


  4. Bryan Ens
    Nov 17, 2016 @ 22:41:07

    love the rhythm and rhyme…and sounds like a beautiful garden indeed!


  5. Hank Pelaez (@kaykuala)
    Nov 17, 2016 @ 18:07:54

    my garden is…
    a nurturing place
    rejuvenating space

    It rightly sums up what a garden is, right at the opening! It keeps the mind oiled towards its goodness throughout the poem!



  6. Waltermarks
    Nov 17, 2016 @ 09:00:16

    Your garden grows lots of life. Sounds like a microcosm of eden


  7. Vijita Vinaykrishnan
    Nov 17, 2016 @ 00:25:33

    I loved the style of this poem, wonderful treatment! 🙂


  8. Grace
    Nov 16, 2016 @ 19:31:13

    I love to be there Lynn ~ This is my favorite part:

    my garden chose…

    to raise leafy praise

    for long summer days

    Cheers and thanks for joining us ~


  9. katiemiafrederick
    Nov 16, 2016 @ 17:42:53

    Just a note too at close
    to the end friend Lynn..
    this is the least amount
    of commenters i’ve ever
    seen on all of the poems
    in a dVerse prompt
    he but
    i made up
    for the rest of that..
    i suppose the election
    and all of that is singing
    the poetry online liberal blues too..
    nothing gets me down.. nothing get me down..
    as i got
    within my friEnd..;)


  10. katiemiafrederick
    Nov 16, 2016 @ 17:39:15

    WeLL.. hello Lynn..
    noW.. this is my 17th
    poetic expression
    iN Garden way now..
    hehe.. iF ya wanna
    cAll it thaT and i must
    admit that a theme oF
    Garden and God saMe
    has unleashed
    a dam
    once again..
    but i’LL keep
    it short
    as Now
    A essence
    oF A Garden
    runneth over as such..;)

    AnyWay.. hi.. may not finish
    the rest but never the less
    i made you the end anyWay now..
    as you’ve been sort oF instrumental
    in helping me finish a ‘little’ project of mind..
    in A test ment
    of sortS as heARt
    i guess for more..
    sure.. miNd and
    BoDy SoUL for
    BaLanCinG too..
    and that’s all
    for now
    A Garden and
    Ocean samE grows longer..
    and on top of that got a gym date
    coming too.. as human gardens need
    lots of exercise away from keyboards too..;)


    • lynn__
      Nov 16, 2016 @ 20:18:18

      Now you’ve sparked my curiosity!? Thanks, always, for reading…just got back from an exercise class myself 🙂


      • katiemiafrederick
        Nov 16, 2016 @ 22:17:46

        He he.. FriEnd Lynn..
        i will leave no question
        marks with out
        reMark.. well..
        as i might have mentioned
        earlier.. i recently finished a
        42 month witness for God
        in a 3.3 million word free verse
        poem in longest long form style in history
        now of humankind.. technically per se.. as
        it will fit no where.. even if someone wanted
        to publish an ocean whole
        poem like that..
        and it’s
        also A
        SonG oF mY
        soUL and that
        will never go on
        sale.. anyway2.. that
        entire poem is still growing
        at the 721st Macro-Verse comprised
        of many Micro-Verses.. and micro-micro
        verses such as this very one i am writing
        now that comprises all 17 poetic free verse
        expressions that by the way are all in what they
        term in poetry science as concrete forms coming
        in chalices.. lamps… etc.. and even beyond word
        forms.. in most all 3.3 million words plus now of
        721 Macro-Verses whole in actually additionally
        2 mirror blogs that entail that whole enchilada and
        more all said and done now with somewhere around
        1.5 million views of folks who venture in some of those
        rabbit holes too.. and what i just did in 6 weeks as i write
        an average of 180K words or so every 6 weeks now IS A
        12 chapter Galaxy of such as pArt of that Universe whole
        poem consisting of 12 Macro-Verses as additional metaphor
        for chapters too.. at precisely 181,244 words as ending recent
        on 11112016.. that is the 6th named Free verse novel of which
        5 are like solar systems and galaxies along with planets of that
        entire UniVerse of words too.. or perhaps Multi-Verses now as
        Universes too.. anyway just some metaphors to help you understand
        a stand in pArt of what’s going down for real.. and the instrumental part
        in that 6 chapters was actually a cut and paste from a year ago
        where you and i pursued a short Micro-Micro-Verse discussion
        as part of Micro-Verse in regard to ISAIAH CHAPTER 53
        in form of what i had
        to say back to you
        then.. currently
        i continue
        to work
        on John 14:12..
        let’s just put it
        this way with WiNks
        per se.. tHeRe ain’t nothing
        Luke warm about me.. additionally
        completing 6450 miles or so of praise
        dance in 39 months now too in all public
        places in the Pensacola Metro Area where
        folks literally in the general audience have named
        me a legend of dance now.. little do they KnoW the
        of my
        and it’s still
        kinda hard to
        put into words my
        friend.. but since you
        asked the least i could
        do is do my best to provide
        an answer from the holy spirit within..
        as that continues to flow as streAm into
        River as waves branch out to Ocean Whole more..
        other than that
        hope you had
        a nice work-out..
        as i just finished 33 reps
        of leg pressing 1020lbs.. on
        a very difficult parallel leg press
        machine.. outdoing Marines
        a third of my age at
        twice as much
        than i’ve
        ever seen
        on that machine there..
        with my arms raised in air..
        like i said i am a witness for
        God in all the gifts provided my friend..
        including 66 months spent in literal hell
        on earth with a condition named trigeminal
        neuralgia experienced from wake to sleep like
        someone drilling ear and eye without novocaine
        and also named the suicide disease and literally
        assessed in medical literature as worse than the
        torture of crucifixion my friend.. anyway you are just
        another friend on a very long trail my friend.. and i appreciate
        you.. as everyone else who has provided all the inspiration i need
        in both
        and dArk
        and sHades
        of grey beyond
        RainBow colors too..
        i must say you’ve been
        much liGhter than many
        places i’ve been.. as
        too many
        i’ve missed at this point..
        Bless you friend.. and sleep tight.. Lynn..
        this ain’t just a dAm break.. it’s a TsUNaMi now..;)

      • lynn__
        Nov 16, 2016 @ 22:37:30

        Wow…you, my friend Fred, just bowled me over with a tsunami of biblical proportions!

      • katiemiafrederick
        Nov 16, 2016 @ 23:02:22

        SMiLes.. FriEnd..:)

  11. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 16, 2016 @ 12:57:36

    A garden can be so much… a place as well as growth… love the form


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