The Seafarer’s Garden – Reprise

Merged in a wash of blatant blue,
Ocean and sky meet in a kiss,
The seafarer surveys the view,
Standing alone in private bliss
That slopes down to a steep cliff’s edge,
Scattered with feverfew and sedge,
Where each brash dahlia tempts a bee.
But a sailor cannot forget the sea:
Like ships’ masts coming into view,
Hollyhocks and sunflowers burst through
Delphiniums and irises of blatant blue.

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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My second poem for dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Johnny’s Garden is a reprise of a Quatern I posted last January. 

 

34 thoughts on “The Seafarer’s Garden – Reprise

  1. Funny thing.. sTiLL noW it seems..
    Gardens of humans are often private..
    but in Nature more they are alWays
    open
    naked
    and free..
    and i often
    share my yard of
    Garden in back yard
    and even front yard view
    with the world.. hey.. i worked
    it alone for many years of sweat.. miGht
    as weLL share.. what the hell.. done tHeRe
    did thaT miGhT aS well free garden for now all open
    as such..
    free verse
    garden too..
    and hey.. i even
    share what i eat at
    the restaurant with the world..
    but wife.. no.. if she makeS iT.. she sayS
    iT’s private.. keep iT in ‘tween the tAble
    your mouth and stomach only.. until what
    comes
    after
    that..
    hmm..
    Life is kinda like
    that what comes next
    is never as great as what
    is now when holy and sacred all..
    every wHeRe i look i see an Open Garden
    oF Free.. sAdly2.. i see too many closed one’s afrAid oF liGht..:)

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  2. a blue garden is the next best thing to a shingle garden for an old salt – I like the feeling of restlessness in the sailor contrasting with the rootedness of the garden

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    1. I am so pleased you like it. It originally wrote it as a quatern last January but I wasn’t sure about the repetition in it. When I set up the challenge, I’d forgotten about it but it just came to mind after I wrote ‘The Selfish Giant’s Garden’!

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  3. a blue garden is the next best thing to a shingle garden for an old salt – I like the feeling of restlessness in the sailor contrasting with the rootedness of the garden I do truly love it and I am certain that others will love/enjoy it also.

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  4. a blue garden is the next best thing to a shingle garden for an old salt – I like the feeling of restlessness in the sailor contrasting with the rootedness of the garden Thank you, Laura 😊

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