In Autumn we prune and cut down
Make beds for fresh new snowflakes bound
To landfall

These gloved hands pull obstinate weeds
They thought summer’s wealth would breed
A landslide

Little did they know no fruit comes
My cell phone at home I feel lost
No landlines

Someone else’s garden too bad
I can’t leave on another’s dime

Walk softly on this fertile earth
Recognize your rhythms since birth
See landmines Thursday writing with compound words. Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b
Syllable/Meter: 8, 8, 3

Spending a lot of time helping my daughter with gardening lately. Not much poetry.

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 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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10 Responses to Landscaping

  1. Helen Dehner says:

    Mary, this is a wonderfully poetic way to use “land” …. cheers.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beverly Crawford says:

    At least you put the compound words in the wright place! I mistakenly put mine in the 883 portion of the poem. (sigh)


  3. Grace says:

    I already pruned down my roses and flowers, and just ignore the weeds. Autumn is a lovely season for gardening. Enjoyed your compound words with land.


  4. Thanks Grace. Clients pay. Weeds have to go. My weeds live on!


  5. Thanks Grace. Clients pay. Weeds have to go. My weeds live on!


  6. Gardening is something that fills us with work… hopefully not all is fruitless though


  7. Ingrid says:

    Excellent work with the form Mary: this flows just perfectly!


  8. Dora says:

    Love the tone you strike, and its rhythm.There’s always landscaping being done isn’t there, natural or unnatural. Best to be prudent.


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