Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Gardening without Gloves

A cold snap beckons
fingers gather up leaves
cover empty beds

cut back shrubs
deadhead Marigolds
caress the cooling stems

arrange twigs in rough piles
fumble with matches
wave goodbye to last year's plans

while a solitary worker bee
hovers at Nasturtiums
still thick around the fence.

j. joyce 2008

1 comment:

tanuj solanki said...

my favorite till now