Polly

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paradise garden

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Traditional Japanese garden in Shinjuku Gyoen

With thanks and acknowledgement to Ann Marquez who inspired paradise garden with this morning’s blog at Calliope’s Tablet

paradise garden

take me back to a garden
a japanese garden
in a vale
in the english countryside
a secret sensual garden
created cultured
cared for
closed and close
a magical mystical moment
in place and time
proud peacocks preen
eyes open wide
iridescent blues and livid limes
promising purple peonies
water shushing
singing rippling rushing
grasses
shimmer susurrate shiver
chill wind whooshes whispers whimpers
over
now still
now waving waters
where wooden wind chimes
in muted motion
murmur mysterious movements
sit
on sacred stones
sands shift
fish float dizzily
in lotus pebbled ponds
stare glare be aware
intrigued entranced
spellbound before
discreet shy statuary
buddhas
stone lanterns
spheres and screens
teahouses
bamboo
green fresh mown scent
where one
just is

Polly Robinson © 2012

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24 thoughts on “paradise garden

  1. wonderful…a pond full of dizzy fish, my kind of garden !

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  2. “chill wind whooshes whispers whimpers” – particularly like that line. Some nice alliteration here… 🙂

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  3. Great – love the playing around with language.

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  4. Your poem leads me back to the gardens I visited in my youth.

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  5. Oh Polly this is beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! I was blown away before I even noticed your acknowledgement. 😀 This truly makes my day. Thank you for the mention!

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  6. That sounds beautiful – just the type of garden I’d like to visit 🙂

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  7. very lovely – I want to visit!

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  8. You would love it there, Wendy, there’s something very special about Japanese gardens

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  9. nice..sounds like a beautiful place to just be…love the sounds in this…esp…shimmer susurrate shiver
    chill wind whooshes whispers whimpers..makes it even more real…nice..

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  10. nice…you have created a beautiful garden in your imagery…i love all the elements and the sounds that your words make as well…nice alliteration…

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  11. As in your poem, no matter what kind – a Zen garden, a wildflower garden, a formal English garden – gardens infuse the mind with serenity and peace.

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  12. Beautiful imagery just keeps rolling on.

    Tis a great write.

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  13. Oops, posted this poem by mistake for dVerse … but maybe it’s OK if thinking ‘work of a gardener’?

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  14. i like the pond, your verse and imagery too

    Sonnet 24

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