someday I will rake them up

weedy-garden

Here’s a poem of mine that contains the word someday.

 

October in the Garden

 

I don’t believe cleaning up the garden.

I like to leave it weedy and seedy,

Overgrown for the birds,

The butterflies ,

the buddleia bearing branches down to the ground bowing

from persistent torrents of summer rain,

milkweed pods open and empty, grey husks on

stalky sticks

still the sparrows forage through them.

The cardinal flower finished with the hummingbirds .

hummers gone for the season, cardinal flower stalks bare of blooms now.

Tangle of wild strawberries, bishops weed, cherry bells ringing

one more time.

Mosaic of spiderwebs,

crusts of now brown flowers of astilbe.

Someday I will go and rake them up,

but not before the hard frost comes.

 

newenglandastergarden

 

 

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Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

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