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Garden Lament
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By Dale Jordan Heath
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Garden Lament

 

Prism-eyed
like a griffin guarding
the new vinca rising,
mites and slugs
take hold to sup and suck
upon each veined leaf.
Your legs rooted into the mulch
spoil your watch,
rain waters down
your stamina.
Cracked and greyed,
your concrete scabbard clings
as nightcrawler and winged-things
drain life from this verdant patch.
Your smile, an invitation.
I don soiled gloves
and pinch and pluck
while I consider
a new gnome.


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Submitted: Monday, August 26, 2002

Last Updated: Saturday, September 15, 2007

About the Poet
I am a Christan mother, grandmother, wife, aspiring poet, and owner of a bed and breakfast with my husband of 37 years. I love to create an ambience of serenity in my home. I love soft music, the sounds of the birds in my yard, the whir of the ceiling fans,... Time has passed since the first time I wrote my Poet Bio...it has been three years now....in that time my life has changed drastically. We lost our beloved youngest child, our only son, to suicide. It has been devastating...shaking my faith to its core but not destroying it. I have not been inspired to write for quite some time now. I pray that I will be able to emerge from this pain and write with a new passion about my journey. Until that time I ask for prayers and that God will continue to speak to me and give me the peace that passes all understanding.


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