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Looking Back on Summer

TELME8

By Telme8


Looking Back on Summer

Looking back on Summer on a grey November day brings my poem Satisfaction to my mind.
When the roses of the Summer,
Shed their perfume on the breeze,
Sprays of brilliant colour,
Cast a spell upon the bees.
We with satisfaction sit
And reap our true reward.
Tools are neatly stacked away,
We've polished up our sword.
The battles have been harsh and tough,
We've fought the vicious thorn.
Kept disease and bugs at bay,
Up at early dawn.
Forgotten are the hardships,
Not a single care occurs,
As we take the perfumed air,
And listen to the birds.
Walking in the garden,
Our trug upon our arm.
Snipping at the faded blooms.
Rejoicing at the charm
Of a garden full of roses,
Cascading from the bowers.
Giving our retirement,
Some very happy hours.



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Lovely poem Telme8...

13 Nov, 2008

 

The photo is absolutely beautiful and the poem says it all..thanks for sharing your heart with us....you have touched ours, as well...

13 Nov, 2008

 

Beautiful poem ,beautiful photo,Telme8

13 Nov, 2008

 

You are very talented. Both the poem and the garden are very special.

13 Nov, 2008

 

Hi, I like your poem, and your gardens must be superb, the rose photos are so beautiful

13 Nov, 2008

 

Wonderful garden.
Well-written, thoughtful poem
Telme8 ~ Thank you for this. :o)

14 Nov, 2008

 

Beautiful poem and garden:-)

16 Nov, 2008

 

Lovely photo of your garden - and poem to match!

I wish it had been like that this particular summer, though! Maybe next year?

16 Nov, 2008

 

That is a brilliant poem you should have it published to a gardening magazine. I sent one of mine to a local paper and they published it.

24 May, 2009

 

Thank you Morgana, actually I have published a book of my poems which I also illustrated in colour with some of my oil paintings and sketches. Now I have achieved, I just write an odd one now and again when my brain takes a turn!! and got very lazy with the painting, I love the garden too much.

24 May, 2009

 

Your poem made me cry & your garden is beautiful.

17 Aug, 2012



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