Gardener at Heart - Book Two

An Idea Of Beauty


I love roses.

What do roses love?

Manure heaped up

and water splashed on.


I love butterflies.

What do butterflies love?

Manure spread around

to soak in the puddles.


When I come

pushing another wheelbarrow load,

all tired out and sweaty,

smelling like a barnyard

and far from clean,

it’s nice to know

that lovely creatures

love what's made

this mess of me.


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