This is a tribute to Sarah Gough who is a 'Good Teacher'. Her, all inclusive, themed play leads her young class seemlesly into more important lessons.



Flowers grow in unexpected places,

cracked pavements,

crumbling walls,

inner city roofs

and neglected church halls.

maybe we give up too soon

on unreceptive ground

with a little imagination,

and active conservation,

there are treasures to be found.

Small choked seedlings,

given extra space

reward the gardener by

by not being common place

but precious




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Dorothy Webb

Sat 6th Apr 2019 15:50

Thank you for reading and commenting.
I respect and value your comments.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 6th Apr 2019 15:43

The analogy of how the "flowers" of the human garden can appear
and bloom from the most unpromising sources is well taken.

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Dorothy Webb

Sat 6th Apr 2019 14:41

Thank you so much for all the lovely flowers,
It is wonderful to have been 'liked' by so many people who's opinions i respect.


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Dorothy Webb

Sat 6th Apr 2019 11:10

Thank you LeGou, Mona s and Don for reading and commenting on my poem.
Jason thank you also for your comment.
'The Good Gardener' was written specifically for Sarah and was not intended for posting.
Having read ' DUMB SOIL' I felt the need to respond it, was such a moving poem.

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 6th Apr 2019 10:25

I always love your poetry Dorothy, it has a beautiful lilting rhythm to it and such a lovely message.

J. x

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Don Matthews

Sat 6th Apr 2019 10:16

Well done Dorothy

mona s

Sat 6th Apr 2019 08:09

Such a beautiful parallel drawn... It's us to nurture the right way for the flowers to bloom...

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Sat 6th Apr 2019 08:05

It amazes me how this hits way too close to home! Wonderful!

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