Gardener at Heart - Book One

For My Husband On His Birthday


I love to think of lovely rounded things:

The gibbous moon that moons behind the pines;

A nest of eggs a robin nestles in;

A boulder, lichen-kissed, that lizards like;

A russet apple in the rustling leaves;

The rippling rings where rising fish have passed;

A warm-hued peach with rosy human cheeks;

The grassy hill where sunlight lingers last.

And you partake of nature’s art as well:

You’re one with all the lovely rounded ones;

I know there’s times you wish your hair was full

And thick and young, but beauty also comes

    Where sun and moon and wind and rain have kissed

    (As I have kissed) your lovely roundedness.


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