- Books, Literature, and Writing
Poems To Plant By.
This is just a small collection of poems related to plants, gardens and nature in general. I love the final poem of the three (though not written by me) which does a wonderful job of comparing a garden to a poem.
by John Hansen © 2015
Stop and listen to the birds
Chirping and singing
Celebrating the freedom of flight.
Beautiful coloured feathers
Spreading to catch the sun.
Ants march busily,
Tireless workers gathering food
To feed the colony.
Trees and shrubs abound,
Cleansing our precious air,
To refresh our parched land.
Small native bees and honey bees
Sharing flowers and gathering pollen,
Golden honey to produce.
Welcome to God's garden.
John Denver sings The Garden Song
by John Hansen (c) 2012
Butterfly upon a flower
Many realize not your power.
See your beauty and your grace
Watch you fly from place to place.
Without knowing what you are
Children place you in a jar.
Without you, no flowers we'd see
Pollination could not be.
The Garden Poem
(this poem was one I read in a book by Monty Python, I think it may have been "Monty Python's Big Red Book". It does a great job comparing a garden to a poem, so I included it here)
My garden reminds me of a poem
Though it's full of flowers, not words
Instead of rhyme, there's parsley and thyme
And in place of stanzas, there's birds.
There is no metre, but something neater
It's rows of lettuce and peas.
Instead of vowels there're spades and trowels
And the beautiful buzzing of bees.
My garden has a compost bin
And scented shrubs as well.
But where a poem portrays a thought
My garden has a smell.
My poems are like a garden
Without the flowers and birds.
Without the trees and minus bees
And instead of plants - there's words.