March poem.

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March poem.

Postby Diane » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:14 pm

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Re: March poem.

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:08 pm

And it's precisely that, that gives young and old, the excitement to keep growing things....thank you, Diane.
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Re: March poem.

Postby Monika » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:05 pm

This is a lovely little poem, isn't it, Diane? My youngest daughter (now in her fifties) learned it by heart many years ago and recited it at the Ilkley Festival. I think she even won a prize for her performance.

Below another poem. I am not sure if I've put it on this forum before (if so, apologies), but perhaps you will enjoy it again:

Gardener's Prayer

O Lord, grant that in some way
it may rain every day,
Say from about midnight until three o'clock
in the morning,
But, You see, it must be gentle and warm
so that it can soak in;
Grant that at the same time it would not rain on
campion, alyssum, helianthus, lavendar, and others which
You in Your infinite wisdom know
are drought-loving plants-
I will write their names on a bit of paper
if you like-
And grant that the sun may shine
the whole day long,
But not everywhere (not, for instance, on the
gentian, plantain lily, and rhododendron)
and not too much;
That there may be plenty of dew and little wind,
enough worms, no lice and snails, or mildew,
and that once a week thin liquid manure and guano
may fall from heaven.

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Re: March poem.

Postby Diane » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:17 am

Love the Gardener's Prayer. Thank you.
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