Christmas Poems

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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    A couple of days ago we got the monthly newsletter. The lady who publishes it now had an idea to get the members to send in wishes for the Christmas Season.

    My Bride right away said that she knew what to do. She wrote a poem, “A Gardeners’s Christmas Wishes”. Of course there was an element of humour.

    Do any of you do this sort of thing? If so I would love to see them on this thread.
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    I don’t know if you can read this one taken from the internet.
     
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    This is BRILLIANT!!! That had me smiling and laughing out loud. :setf_016::setf_016:
     
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    Yes i could see it if i enlarged it and it was funny, thanks Sjoerd.
     
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    Sjoerd, very nice poem!

    Not exactly Christmas, and not exactly garden, but sort of close to both. Each year, I re-memorize this poem by Robert Frost.

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    The other garden poem that I like, also not Christmas and actually a song, is the Gardener's Song by David Mallett. This is the Pete Seger version.

    Inch by inch, row by row
    Gonna make this garden grow
    Gonna mulch it deep and low
    Gonna make it fertile ground

    Inch by inch, row by row
    Please bless these seeds I sow
    Please keep them safe below
    'Til the rain comes tumbling down

    Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones
    We are made of dreams and bones
    Need a place to call my own
    'Cause the time is close at hand

    Grain for grain, sun and rain
    Find my way in nature's chain
    Till my body and my brain
    Tell the music of the land

    Inch by inch, row by row
    Gonna make this garden grow
    Gonna mulch it deep and low
    Gonna make it fertile ground

    Plant your rows straight and long
    Season with a prayer and song
    Mother Earth will make you strong
    If you give her loving care

    Inch by inch, row by row
    Gonna make this garden grow
    Gonna mulch it deep and low
    Gonna make it fertile ground

    Slug by slug, weed by weed
    Boy this garden's got me t'd
    All the insects come to feed
    On my tomato plants

    Sunburt face, skined up knees
    The kitchen's chocked with zucchinis
    I'm shopping at the A&P's
    Next time I get the chance

    Old crow watching from a tree
    He's got his hungry eye on me
    In my garden I'm as free
    As that feathered thief up there

    Inch by inch, row by row
    Gonna make this garden grow
    Gonna mulch it deep and low
    Gonna make it fertile ground

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    In early Spring, when I think noone is nearby, I sing this one to myself. Mallet's own performance is different, and I like it a lot.

     
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    I love Robert Frost Daniel. I'm a big fan. That's a beautiful poem. And a great song! I'm very familiar with the Mallet version.
     
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    Great, great postings. Really great. The Robert Frost poem that you have selected to present up above I have enjoyed since my very young days and later when I went to uni. I like “Stopping” because of how it evokes feelings. My very fav Frost poem is “Birches”. I like thinking about it and forming opinions about what is meant and going on in that poem.

    Actually, I enjoy different types of verse and can thank my father for instilling the interest. There are so many special poets from many countries. Britain alone has a rich and plentiful catalogue of poets.. my father especially liked Robert Burns. He read poetry to me at night instead of little adventures.

    I am thankful for your posting.
     
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