Theodora (Theo) Onken

Gold Star - 13,915 Points (Washington State)

Garden~ - Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

Today the blooms lean a little to the left of center- -
Weighted down by the rushing rains
Petals soft - yet flourishing with abundance;
The Garden - a masterpiece
Of violet, lemon yellow and scarlet red;
SO taken in by the heady fragrance and nectar
The hummingbirds appear to swoon...
Totally on fire by it's sheer beauty - my eyes linger
This sight - a most breath taking gift to the heart
For me - one unqualified gardener...
Ahhh, to nurture - nature - 'tis a grand state of affairs
Rewarding to we the novices
Who's seeds, did indeed, bear fruit - a miracle that
Only the Spring
Could ever bring;

April 15,2014

Topic(s) of this poem: Art


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Spring and the flowers it brings

Comments about Garden~ by Theodora (Theo) Onken

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (5/7/2016 2:25:00 PM)

    This is a truly beautiful poem about the garden. I've been reading and writing about gardens all day. I think its the spring. Your poem here is a visual piece of art. Love the imagery you use: weighted down by light petals, swooning hummungbirds....and then the unqualified gardener who still manages to yield such a masterpiece. Who's seeds? ;) I'm saving this one. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 16, 2014


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