Thank god for a welcome companion

My garden bound

By a hedge

Consisting of

Reawakened hawthorns

Splendid in delicate green dresses

Evergreen yews

With light coloured

Needled fans from the

Old dark growth emerging

And the prickly

Shiny hollys

With red berries


In sun's warming

Cloak drapped

Perennials in various

Verdant Hues

Peer out of the earth


Lemon yellow glowing

Self seeded primroses

Are dotted everywhere




And lime green

Christmas roses

Are still in blossom


Area reserved for the

Arrival of summer visitors

Is reborn with

Not for long

Delicate stingless nettles


The pond is spread

With a blanket of spawn

Their annual yearning

For immortality fulfilled

The frogs have long gone


With the young safe

In well concealed nests

Birds are out

Frentically foraging


In these unprecedented times

An ideal refuge



Tilling the soil

Self isolation and excercise heaven


Alas I'm not ALONE

A red breasted Robin

Supervises my every move

Oblivious of social distancing convention

Forages within inches

With disdain

Thank god for a welcome companion

◄ Picture of hope and dream

It were nowt but a dream ►


Cameron Williams

Wed 8th Apr 2020 21:10

I love this,
It is a time of true thankfulness to be surrounded with nature’s beauty.

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Greg Freeman

Wed 8th Apr 2020 20:57

I enjoyed this poem too, Abdul. Wonderfully detailed observations of nature. And a nice twist at the end with the robin.

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Abdul Ahmad

Tue 7th Apr 2020 20:23

Appreciate your generous comments on this poem. The robin is solitary territorial bird by nature. It is well known for forging bonds with gardeners. It benefits from this relationship by finding easy prey in freshly disturbed soil.

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Hannah Collins

Tue 7th Apr 2020 18:39

Great poem. Love the robin.


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