Feed and be Filled

Every year I plant in the dirt
Always it’s yield is slim
How often can one not see
The cycle one is in
I watch hummingbirds dance
In praise of sweet cool water
A garden set for them
Fills my heart with laughter


Dversepoets.com Monday quadrille, exactly 44 words (excluding the title). The word is garden. Next year, I plow it all under and feed the birds.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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20 Responses to Feed and be Filled

  1. Lucy says:

    Wow, this is such a lovely piece.

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    Loved your poem. Lots of work for slim pickin’s! Sounds like your garden needs some good cow manure to perk it up! :>)

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    • Thanks Dwight. Every year we use cow manure! No enough sun on my side of the street. I know that is one problem. Not enough time to maintain it. I did make a few jars of pickles this year. Yummy!

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      • rothpoetry says:

        I know that feeling. That is why my garden did better this year. I had more time to look after it! I got some horse manure one year and a few years later some chicken manure. It is now blended in very well. Pickles are wonderful!


  3. I share your joy at watching those hummingbirds. Today my garden was full of bees, busy ones at that.

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  4. sanaarizvi says:

    There is such a calmness to this one, Mary! I love the image of hummingbirds dancing 💝

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  5. Oh i love the sharing with hummingbirds. Adore the peaceful resolve.

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  6. Mish says:

    I do the same each year with my little herb/veg. patch. Not enough sun to make them flourish but there is something about trying and hoping.


  7. Bill says:

    What a lovely garden poem. Well done.

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  8. If you grow your garden for hummingbirds and butterflies you are doing good.


  9. Having the hummingbirds come to your garden makes it mostly sunny!

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