Monday, 10 June 2013

The Not-So-Secret Garden

For the last few days, Colin and I have
been pulling weeds out of this little plot.
We dressed it with soil and turned
over the earth. We moistened the ground
with water from the Seine. The borders
are trimmed with dark red mulch.
Silver wire is strung up by bamboo
stakes around the perimeter.

Inside the little fence are tiny seeds
freshly sowed, maybe even beginning to sprout.
The tiny tomato vine must be like a giant to them.
There's something of the magical inside seedlings.

Isn't it lovely? I'm excited to watch our plants grow.
If the deer haven't already eaten them up, that is.

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