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Gardening: In Your Own Words

This is a thread for you!  Post your original poems, essays, etc. on flowers, gardens or anything garden-related.  If you have posted blogs on these topics, post links to them here.

 

Remember that anything you post here has to be PG rated, and if you've been published, make sure you own the copyright before posting it here. 

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Night Blooming Jasmine

 I wasn't trying for a particular style, here, just wanted the essence of sweetness.

 

 

NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE

 

Touch the leaves, perfume evokes

in the night of evening dew

tendrils hug the lattice cloaks

to smell the subtleness of you

 

 

Near the fragrance, birds will nest

hearing songs

at  their best

up you climb without care

wrapped in sleep

you are fair

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Re: Night Blooming Jasmine

Oh, this is a good one! Hopefully others will be inspired and show us their poetry,too!
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Little gnome, little gnome

[ Edited ]

Little Gnome, Little Gnome

 

You wander far from home

little gome, little gome

 

Where are you headed, my little gnome?

What garden are you seeking, my little gnome?

 

You sit, with that smile on your face

I  can't help but laugh, knowing I'm safe

 

You grin

you sleep,

 you watch for all things

 you work in the garden

You dream and sing

you play

you guard

your nose is a button

a wonderful thing

so silly are we

to want to see

 

I hide you, I place you

I positition you just right

I know you will guard me

all through the night.

 

Little gnome, little gnome

sleep well

for you are my fairyland

my wishing well

  

Message Edited by KathyS on 02-07-2009 08:38 PM
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Re: Little gnome, little gnome

Okay, now you're really putting the pressure on.  I need to go ponder this.
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Re: Little gnome, little gnome


becke_davis wrote:
Okay, now you're really putting the pressure on.  I need to go ponder this.

 

Me?  Put pressure on you?  No!  I was trying to give you, and anyone who wanted to write something,  inspiration!  It's obvious I didn't...you cheated!  Posting links don't count, remember....original!!!  It may be obvious with my poem [or not], that it only took me one minute to write it...:smileyvery-happy: 

 

I was sitting here, yes pondering, and looking at the pictures of these little guys in front of me, and thought about the story that Choisya had given us about who they were, as they originated, and what they do in life, and what you all think they mean to you.   I don't have any gnomes, myself, just my pal, Troll.....and now I think he's asking for a gnome friend!  

 

All of you inspire me in ways you'll never know!:smileyhappy:  I could take the time to rewrite this poem and make it better, but I won't.  It was just a fun test of the imagination.  Nothing more, nothing less...

Nothing too deep! 

Just Fantasy at its best!

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Re: Gardening: In Your Own Words

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Kathy:  Thanks for the nudge.  Here's my gnome poem:

 

 

Earth spirit,

elemental,

subterranean

dweller, nocturnal

creature of legend

 

Friend to small,

furry mammals

and winged things:

birds, butterflies

and faeries

 

Diminuitive

protector

of the garden,

guardian

of the woods

 

Sun shy,

sheltered by toadstools,

red-capped,

bearded, winsome

gnome 

 

 


Message Edited by becke_davis on 02-08-2009 06:10 PM
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Becke's Gnome Poem

I like this little guy, great descriptive verse....even if he is a "subterranean dweller"! Brrr....have you looked outside tonight to see if he isn't into some mischief, making snowmen in your backyard!  Your poem makes my imagination go berserk~~~~~~~~~~I think I'll sit under that toadstool with him and dream!
becke_davis wrote:

Kathy:  Thanks for the nudge.  Here's my gnome poem:

 

 

Earth spirit,

elemental,

subterranean

dweller, nocturnal

creature of legend

 

Friend to small,

furry mammals

and winged things:

birds, butterflies

and faeries

 

Diminutive

protector

of the garden,

guardian

of the woods

 

Sun shy,

sheltered by toadstools,

red-capped,

bearded, winsome

gnome 


 

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Re: Becke's Gnome Poem

[ Edited ]

You might sit under toadstools in sunny California Kathy but here in colder climes toadstools have doors which lead to nice cosy rooms! Here is one for you to colour:smileyvery-happy:   Look how forlorn this poor guy looks because he is doorless!  In other poetic? words:-

 

A gnome without a door

Is poor

Without some warmth

He will be

No more:smileysad:

 

 

 

 

 


KathyS wrote:
I like this little guy, great descriptive verse....even if he is a "subterranean dweller"! Brrr....have you looked outside tonight to see if he isn't into some mischief, making snowmen in your backyard!  Your poem makes my imagination go berserk~~~~~~~~~~I think I'll sit under that toadstool with him and dream!
becke_davis wrote:

Kathy:  Thanks for the nudge.  Here's my gnome poem:

 

 

Earth spirit,

elemental,

subterranean

dweller, nocturnal

creature of legend

 

Friend to small,

furry mammals

and winged things:

birds, butterflies

and faeries

 

Diminutive

protector

of the garden,

guardian

of the woods

 

Sun shy,

sheltered by toadstools,

red-capped,

bearded, winsome

gnome 


 


 

Message Edited by Choisya on 02-09-2009 06:45 AM
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Choisya - did you write that?  Boy, you and Kathy must have resident muses to help you with your poems!
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Re: Becke's Gnome Poem

LOL Becke.  Perhaps Kathy is contagious?:smileyvery-happy:

 

 

 


becke_davis wrote:
Choisya - did you write that?  Boy, you and Kathy must have resident muses to help you with your poems!

 

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Choisya's Gnome Poem

[ Edited ]

Choisya wrote:

You might sit under toadstools in sunny California Kathy but here in colder climes toadstools have doors which lead to nice cosy rooms! Here is one for you to colour:smileyvery-happy:   Look how forlorn this poor guy looks because he is doorless!  In other poetic? words:-

 

A gnome without a door

Is poor

Without some warmth

He will be

No more:smileysad:

 


I think I've been touch by fairy dust and garden spells, and Becke is the culprit!

Choisya, I love these lines.  Do you know what your poem means to me? 

Doors say to me, this is my heart. They are to be opened, and without love coming in and going out, there is no warmth to be given off.  To be poor of this warmth, we will surely die.

Thank you for giving these riches.

 

Kathy

Message Edited by KathyS on 02-09-2009 09:45 AM
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Re: Becke's Gnome Poem

There's a fungus

among us! :smileyvery-happy:


Choisya wrote:

LOL Becke.  Perhaps Kathy is contagious?:smileyvery-happy:

 


becke_davis wrote:
Choisya - did you write that?  Boy, you and Kathy must have resident muses to help you with your poems!

 


 

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Re: Becke's Gnome Poem

Not to mention gnomes at our homes! 

KathyS wrote:

There's a fungus

among us! :smileyvery-happy:


Choisya wrote:

LOL Becke.  Perhaps Kathy is contagious?:smileyvery-happy:

 


becke_davis wrote:
Choisya - did you write that?  Boy, you and Kathy must have resident muses to help you with your poems!

 


 


 

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Re: Becke's Gnome Poem

And 'stools by our pools?:smileyhappy:

 

 


becke_davis wrote:
Not to mention gnomes at our homes! 

KathyS wrote:

There's a fungus

among us! :smileyvery-happy:


Choisya wrote:

LOL Becke.  Perhaps Kathy is contagious?:smileyvery-happy:

 


becke_davis wrote:
Choisya - did you write that?  Boy, you and Kathy must have resident muses to help you with your poems!

 


 


 


 

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Re: Choisya's Gnome Poem

Thanks Kathy.  It is your own open, loving heart which finds the riches. 

 

 


KathyS wrote:

Choisya wrote:

You might sit under toadstools in sunny California Kathy but here in colder climes toadstools have doors which lead to nice cosy rooms! Here is one for you to colour:smileyvery-happy:   Look how forlorn this poor guy looks because he is doorless!  In other poetic? words:-

 

A gnome without a door

Is poor

Without some warmth

He will be

No more:smileysad:

 


I think I've been touch by fairy dust and garden spells, and Becke is the culprit!

Choisya, I love these lines.  Do you know what your poem means to me? 

Doors say to me, this is my heart. They are to be opened, and without love coming in and going out, there is no warmth to be given off.  To be poor of this warmth, we will surely die.

Thank you for giving these riches.

 

Kathy

Message Edited by KathyS on 02-09-2009 09:45 AM

 

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Re: Gardening: In Your Own Words

It's a little scary to see that, as of right now, almost 200 people have read these posts.

 

Maybe we're scaring them away, since only the three of us have posted! 

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becke_davis wrote:

It's a little scary to see that, as of right now, almost 200 people have read these posts.

 

Maybe we're scaring them away, since only the three of us have posted! 


 

I don't know what to say to this.  Maybe it's me.  I have this affect on boards.  I'll shut up.
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KathyS wrote:

becke_davis wrote:

It's a little scary to see that, as of right now, almost 200 people have read these posts.

 

Maybe we're scaring them away, since only the three of us have posted! 


 

I don't know what to say to this.  Maybe it's me.  I have this affect on boards.  I'll shut up.
Don't you dare!  Until you and Choisya arrived, I was talking to myself most of the time! 
I think this is just one of those boards where people check in to see what's going on, but, for whatever reason, they don't post.
 Seriously, if any of you lurkers read this, feel free to join in!