Gardening

I’ve been sitting on this poem for a while, not entirely sure what to do with it. I loved how it came out, but I kept feeling like there was something wrong. I think I finally got it to where I want it, so I’ll let you all be the judge.

Gardening

In the light, washed white,
all useless details fade, forgotten
in the evening sun, dancing
along the horizon.

I pulled from the ground,
feeling the dirt and rocks between
my fingers, cut and cold
from the morning air seeping down
and down —

Old words, like sticks and leaves
in the bag of mulch, are picked
out and placed on the side,
no longer in the way.

The new words I plan to grow
at home for my own pleasure
already exist, already born,
will make you stop and stare.

All the words can do is lay
and wait for the warm weather,
the next Spring, the next
cycle of life, everything new again.

 

Submissions

If you’re interested in submitting your own work, please see my submission guidelines on my blog. I’ve been receiving amazing work from a bunch of you guys so far and I want to keep the streak going.

Books of the Month

Yesterday, I announced a brand new page on my blog called Books of the Month, where I post the books I’m currently reading and five books that are either waiting to be read on my bookshelf or I keep hearing about in the literature world. Go check it out if you haven’t already!

 

 

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Love that feeling of dirt in my fingers. Toes too!

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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  2. Anand Bose says:

    Beautiful poem. The tropes used are so unique. Anand Bose from Kerala

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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  3. Sadah says:

    This is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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      1. Sadah says:

        Would you like to share your content on our website?

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        1. I’d be honored! Would you like something new or something I’ve recently published on my blog?

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          1. Sadah says:

            You can publish all your original content you wish to. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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            1. Alright! I’ll see what I can put together!

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              1. Sadah says:

                Sure. We’ll look forward to it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Fantastic poem, I could feel the dirt between my fingers.

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    1. Ah, thank you! And thank you for the follow!

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      1. I saw your page about submission so I thought Iโ€™d best keep an eye out. I was debating working something up to send in.

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        1. Don’t debate! Do it! I’d be happy to read whatever you send my way.

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          1. Iโ€™ll work something up then, got a takeaway on the way so it will be food first tonight. Canโ€™t hear my own thoughts over my stomach growling.

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