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Dirt In Hands, I Garden: A Poem

Updated on April 20, 2012
Blister! I was working so hard, I didn't even notice until I stopped for the day!
Blister! I was working so hard, I didn't even notice until I stopped for the day!

Spade stabs the ground

Reaching down, I grasp dirt

Sifting through my hands

I start today’s hard work.


Cut a border ‘round the sides

New life will grow within

Vegetables and maybe some flowers

Sweet fragrance on the wind.


Can hardly wait, this is a first

Past years, things got in the way

No more excuses - plant those seeds

A fresh new garden was born today!


©LMY 4.20.2012

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      So rewarding, tending mother nature's beautiful soil, digging, planting, watching the fruits of your labour develop. A great poem, a great connection, a soul connection, "dirt in hands", I wish you well, may your garden prosper!! My votes, best wishes and sharing!!!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Short, sweet and tender... quitting it all to go and caress mother nature! Beautiful...

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Lisa, wish I had a green thumb.LOL I would even be happy with green eyes.

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      I hope you reap the rewards of beauty, bounty, and contentment!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Way to go just get in there and dig. My husband and I aren't gardeners but we still plant a seed or two. This year it will be cucumbers, bell peppers and garlic. Hope your garden is a success. We have it too cold here at the moment to begin only 50° F.

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      Loved the poem..got my juices flowing, so this morning I am working in my "WEED" garden,,yes I take weeds no one wants and I cultivate them..People always comment on how beautiful ( I plant veggies throughout, the smell entices the senses) and pipe tobacco spread on ground eliminates eating of the fruits by creatures.See how inspiring your poem was? Thanks for sharing..your poems are really food for thought...

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Fennelseed, thank you so much for the encouragement! I really appreciate it!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      rahul0324, thank you!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Michael, haha! I don't actually have a green thumb, in fact, I used to describe myself as having a black thumb because I killed every plant I touched! These are thumbs of death! Hopefully they have changed and I will be successful with this garden! We shall see! Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      cat on a soapbox, thank you so much!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Gypsy, the most important thing I'll be planting is tomatoes for my dad. I hate the things, but he loves them. He even told me he loves the ones named Bradley the best. I hope I can find some!

      As for myself, I'm thinking about green onions, corn, and maybe a separate bed for potatoes. I think potatoes are very tricky to grow, so I'll have to do a bit of research. I don't even know if it's possible to even grow them here in my region. Hey, that's what the Internet is for! I'll find out!

      After the rains last night, the temp here is 48 right now! I'm freezing!

      Thanks for the comment and votes!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      kj force, that's so nice of you, taking in all those homeless weeds! =)

      I read about spreading coffee grounds to keep away slugs, but I didn't know about the tobacco! Thanks for the tip and the comment!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Really nice work, was sitting here thinking about my stiff legs from enlarging a bed in front, next to clean out the growboxes in back. The results are good, but I dont care for the work so much. Oh maybe wear some gloves next time. It does help. That looks sore! Great Hub!

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Congrats on getting your dream garden started. I bet that was the best blister you've ever had, knowing your hard work created something so wonderful. Enjoy your summer as you watch it grow.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely. Hope they grow well and you have a lot of joy from working in the garden and from eating your produce.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      xstatic, I was so excited to get started, I forgot my gloves! It sure is sore today! Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Minnetonka Twin, thank you! I am pretty proud of my blister! Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      BlossomSB, thank you! I can already taste those green onions! Add some white beans and cornbread and I've got a meal! Thanks for the comment!

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