Mary, Marie, How does your Garden Grow?

A little tale about neighbours, gardening and the blood thirsty spirit of competition.

on the difficulty of growing tulips

the lure of tulips / is / however / apparently irresistible

Ghostly Gardens

I know I irritate the cautious, alarm the careful, / shock the frightened. / That’s too bad –

GARDEN STORIES ---——Sweet Corn

Juicy story

Chronicles of Ordine:Book I: Sacred Beggar Boy: …

Another legend says that, if you were to, instead, turn right at the / gates of Piccolo Rancido and were then to travel for twenty miles o…

Ahhh. The Joy of Gardening

I plant a million bird seeds and get nothing, while you plant one apple seed and get an apple tree: What gives???

Neighbor’s Garden

Wife dead, / children grown and gone, / my neighbor Pierre has / all the time in the world

Soul Gardening

If I were a soul lost, a soul bound, a partial soul / I may lay my head in it’s lap

Gardening lover’s memories.

Remarked how lovely the bush was.

Gardener’s Hope: Green Comfort

My garden doesn’t know I got divorced today. She’s a twittering fool of high notes in green and background notes of red. She s…

Hope Grows (Gaia’s Lament)

Plow and disk / They seem acts of futility on hopeless soil / Yet, hope grows when sown in even the most barren of places


Biting, stinging things abound / Disturbed by fork and hoe / And everywhere this gardener went / Those hungry insects go.


The woman draped her hand / across the grainy wood of the white windowsill. / She let the petals of her daisies / fall upon her fingertips …


In the garden of despair / There are vines that grab by hearts / And suck the life from spirit / Who lie and bask in / Crucifixions / A…

Back to My Root

I’ve been going right back to my root / Although I suspect that you never will guess / That the particular root that’s in question / Is sig…

Chronicles of Ordine:Book I: Sacred Beggar Boy: …

Many an environmentalist came to Piccolo Rancido, hoping to shed / a little light in a very unenlightened community. They spoke of soft, …

I Say Tomato and You Say Tomahtoe

Bite me, taste me, / they attempt seduction.

Why I garden

When a few days have passed without me spending time in the garden, my body begins to weaken. I truly gain my strength from the earth.


One day while walking home, the smell of jasmine crept into Polly’s nose, eyes, ears and mouth. She stopped to breathe it in, and to see wh…

You Gardening.

And I, in my indolence, watch from the lazy lawn / And sense your sense of the moist, black compost through your hands / Wet with the secre…

I’m on the Pull

I’ve been on the pull all today / And boy have I definitely pulled / It’s probably not what you’re thinking / So stop with the sex and the …

I Swear the Slugs Build Bridges

They slime about in dead of night / Withdrawing from green banks

Get Your Garden Going On

Just like a keyboard…computer nuts. / Sink your fingers in, and your mind, / Pecan trees, Chestnuts, there are all kinds of nuts, / O…

Dad’s shed

Rooks fly to the naked oaks, while a spider, hung from the brass arm, / lingers.

Details of a Scientific Report On The Futility of…

“the time you spend gardening would be just well frittered away nailing eggs to plates."

gardening today.


Garden Yoga | Memoirs of a Goya

I aptly had a thing for feathers and wore them in my hair, fastened by roach clips and vitriol.


DREIDEL AND THE HURRICANE / Written by: Ashleigh Banner / Illustrated by: Jeanette Kabat / OVERVIEW / The Professor remembered holding Mr.…

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