Summer Garden Sonnet for Papabear

These clover-mingled grass blades, each a leaf –
The fluttering needles, branches of the trees –
Each green-gold disk that climbs our sugar peas –
These chlorophyll-laden potato factories –
That trumpet vine, a sphere of leafy lace–
And blades of lilies that surround this place –
See all those parsley leaves and safir, too? –
Add hostas, eggplants, tomatoes? – Yes, a few.
Just don’t forget the peppers, sweet or hot.
Remember all that garlic that we’ve got,
Then bean vines, chervil, scallions and shallots –
All these bear leaves, some just a few; some lots.
Count up these leaves and multiply by two;
You may come close to how much I love you.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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5 Responses to Summer Garden Sonnet for Papabear

  1. cote8050 says:

    how sweet! and a great summer poem! lovely my friend!

  2. Laughing Dragon says:

    That’s lots of love.

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