In the Garden Again

I'm listening to my thoughts

I'd like to light a fire

But there's washing on the line

In the garden next door.

I'm listening to the trees

And watching as they dance

In full leafy green regalia

A strange arboreal  Strictly.

I'm listening to the birds

A mother twittering crossly

As baby comes too close

I'm breathing softly.

I'm listening to the wind

Shifting sodden clouds

Looming grey and gloomy

Heading home for evening.

I'm listening to the space

Between me and them

And wondering "is it mine?"

Because I feel it.

 

◄ The Oyster

Comfort ►

Comments

Profile image

Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 4th Aug 2018 11:10

A beautiful soothing piece of poetry. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Taylor 😊

Profile image

Hannah Collins

Thu 21st Jun 2018 21:46

Great writing.
A scene with words.
Very much enjoyed.

Hannah

Profile image

Darren J Beaney

Tue 19th Jun 2018 07:54

Lovely - most relaxing!

Profile image

Martin Elder

Sun 17th Jun 2018 20:34

some beautiful description here Hazel. Very nice indeed

Profile image

Hazel ettridge

Sun 17th Jun 2018 18:51

Thank you for reading and commenting.
Colin, I have sparrows aplenty, and thrush and baby robins. I also spied a couple of baby seagulls on next door's roof.

Profile image

Hazel ettridge

Sun 17th Jun 2018 18:50

Thank you for reading and commenting.
Colin, I have sparrows aplenty, and thrush and baby robins. I also spied a couple of baby seagulls on next door's roof.

<Deleted User> (13762)

Sun 17th Jun 2018 09:49

lovely writing Hazel - if you need any sparrows I have plenty to spare - newly fledged and going cheap!

Profile image

Binte Afroz

Sun 17th Jun 2018 06:59

Enchanted! It's a rhythmic beauty.

<Deleted User> (16099)

Sun 17th Jun 2018 04:51

Hazel as I have come to know I can say this for sure.
this moment came to you because you were open and unconditional to it. not wanting anything. giving everything in return. and that is your greatest beauty.

Profile image

suki spangles

Sun 17th Jun 2018 03:46

Hi there Hazel,

Very lyrical. Flows beautifully too.

Cheers,
Suki

Profile image

Graham Sherwood

Sat 16th Jun 2018 22:02

Each I’m listening line is wonderful. This is a charming piece Hazel.

The inquisitive last lines are the key to this

Profile image

keith jeffries

Sat 16th Jun 2018 20:58

Hazel,
A poem which embodies tranqulity and observation of the world about us. I particularly like the line, ¨In full leafy green regalia ¨. There is also an Englishness to it.
Thank you
Keith

If you wish to post a comment you must login.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message