I have to get back out there
For one last tidy round
Before the damp and rain of autumn
Saturates the sodden ground
Tidy up the spread nasturtiums
Cut back the deadened stems
Prepare the garden for the winter
On which its dormancy depends

There’s still a sun trap at the bottom
So I’ll take advantage there
The shorts replaced by long-johns
With the cooling of the air
Firepits replace now loungers
The heat from fire instead of sun
But it won’t be long again until
Another summer is begun


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. john flanagan
    Oct 19, 2014 @ 09:43:52

    Jem, this is such natural, warm writing and i like it very much.
    My best to you

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Postcard Poems and Prose
    Oct 19, 2014 @ 12:11:39

    End-of-line rhyme is difficult to write. You do it nicely here. Kudos, Dave.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. alfredsalmanac
    Oct 19, 2014 @ 13:04:08

    Lovely words and so true. I just finishing mowing my lawn. I have my fingers crossed that its the last time for this year…

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Jem Croucher
    Oct 20, 2014 @ 22:37:00




  5. Oliana @Tracesofthesoul
    Oct 21, 2014 @ 05:01:46

    Lovely post! long johns already?!!



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