Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Poetic Garden

The gardener is like a painter,
But instead of brushes and paint,
Her tools are shears, a shovel,
Sun and rain.

Of loam and peat
She creates a masterpiece
Gardening is no easy feat
Especially in the sticky heat.

Shears in hand,
She shapes the land
She snips and stakes
The trees and shrubs.

She picks the plants
To scent the breeze
Planting pink petunias
And purple peonies.

For worms and grubs
She creates homes to love
Amidst the soil and greenery
And butterflies flit in sweet perfumery.

Blooms of blue
Leaves of green
Add interest and texture
To the scene.

Pine trees sway
And wind chimes play
To symphonies of bees
And breeze.

Water pond dazzles in the sun
Frolicking frogs having fun
Lavender keeps the pests away
Chamomile soothes nerves a-fray.

The Gardener’s art
Is a labour of love
Her toils and sweat
Are without regret.

When she gazes upon
The scene she has made
Granny sitting in the shade
Kids at play on the lawn.

Honeyed blooms feed hummingbirds
She finds sometimes there are no words
To describe nature’s artistry
So she plants a seed.

Font size:

Submitted on May 01, 2011

56 sec read
1 View

Discuss this Marlo Irene Hill poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "Poetic Garden" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 19 Jan. 2022. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/82036/poetic-garden>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    January 2022

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.
    80 entries submitted — 70 remaining

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    The opposite of poetry is _______.
    • A. Prose
    • B. Verse
    • C. Somnolence
    • D. Literalism