chandra thiagarajan


A Picture Of Our Little Garden


The sand mound on the left,
And the colourful Zinnias edging it;
With profuse Asters adjacent,
And the triangular red bricks bordering it;

The wide windows artistic grille,
Below are the bright Cannas to the right;
The pale blue curtain over the window sill,
Over looking the blooming Hollyhocks bright;

The dense green leaves of the Radish,
With intermittent Balsams red and white;
The long stalked nodding Cosmos' swish,
All enchant and cheer the mind and sight.

The smooth and slender butterflies,
Both diurnal and crepuscular;
Of various hues fly, sit and rise,
Flit from flower to another flower.

Their wings are held vertically at rest,
Then when they bask in the sun they out-stretch:
Butterflies are Nature's beauteous best,
They to our hearts joy and delight fetch.

The yellow Sunflowers standing tall,
With the tender Jasmine climber to the fore;
Their white fragrant flowers allure all,
The picture perfect garden all of us adore.

Submitted: Monday, October 22, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Once we had nursed this picture perfect garden in front of our new house and were proud of it.This poem was written then in 1974. But Lo! It's all gone now and in its place stands the Car in the shed.

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/3/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    Yes, Indeed a beautiful picture. Loved reading it... Beautiful poem.

    Thanks a lot for the inspiring comments for my poem...Thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/21/2012 10:54:00 PM)

    Oh! I am sure your garden must have been picture perfect with such beautiful lay out and a wonderful variety of flowers! I love Cannas! I too am proud of my garden! This is a wonderful poem! For giving such a verbal feast, you are getting 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Whisperkwane Lamb (10/24/2012 5:49:00 AM)

    memories are wonderful...(that place of still) a beauty and you know...and you shared that...I wish could have seem it...open your eyes and it over...close them again and it's back...(The yellow Sunflowers standing tall,
    With the tender Jasmine climber to the fore ;) thanks for letting me see as well... (Report) Reply

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