Classic and Contemporary Poetry
GARDENS, by FLORA SHUFELT RIVOLA
First Line: One can raise more in a garden than he'd think
Last Line: Over and over in a hundred ways.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Grass
One can raise more in a garden than he'd think,
Just off-hand thinking: he is apt to sink
His own roots deep within the garden loam.
Neighborliness thrives, too, and roots of home
Go deep and deeper as his own root stirs.
And weedingwhy, I've pulled cockle-burrs
And rag-weed from my soul while I
Knelt out beneath a burning summer sky
To weed my garden beds. A garden pays
Over and over in a hundred ways.
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