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A Poetic Day in the Glory of the Garden


Sing sweet notes, oh pure ebony bird

Awaken the glory of the garden

In the dawn of a summers morning



Catch first rays, oh myriad of flowers

Reflect the glory of the garden

With your rainbow filled display



Billow from capture, oh Egyptian sheets

Fly in the glory of the garden

Release your fresh air of cleanliness



Throw water droplets, oh bubbling fountain

Cool the glory of the garden

In the peacefulness of your pool



Seek the seductive nectar, oh Painted Lady

Pollinate the glory of the garden

As you flit from flower to flower to flower



Purr in rhythmic sound, oh rolling blade

Highlight the glory of the garden

In long swathes of alternating green



Parasol of leaves, oh Walnut tree

Extend the glory of the garden

In jade-speckled sweeping shade



Raise slowly to lips, oh china cups

Relax in the glory of the garden

Complimenting the lightness of sponge



Busy yourself in loyalty, oh worker bee

Penetrating the glory of the garden

In servitude to your reigning queen



Run home from school, oh children three

Revel in the glory of the garden

In tee-shirt, shorts and cotton dresses



Swoop in lightness, oh glossy swallow

Feast on the glory of the garden

With tail streaming agility



Fall sweet and soft, oh shower of rain

Refresh the glory of the garden

With purity of glistening silver



Sneak cautiously, oh red russet creature

Visitor to the glory of the garden

Relish the scattering hand of kindness



Snuffle the earth, oh spiny urchin

Feeding from the glory of the garden

On a plethora of invertebrates



Glide silently, oh ghostly bird

Across the glory of the garden

In just a whisper of a breath



Hush now, oh sweet fragrances

Dream in the glory of the garden

Embrace the warmth of a summerís night

Jan Hedger