The Untended Garden

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Photo by Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Left unattended,
a once vibrant garden
withers and dies.

The loving touch
of a gardener creates
blossoms of beauty.

Water, nutrients
attention and care
bring the Earth to light.

Left alone to burn
in the sand or drown
in torrential rains –

The lush budding vines
the emergence of perennials
are hushed by a cretinous fist.

Nature’s Glory stilled
unwittingly or willingly
by the appetite of man –

Will survive.


  1. Sadje says:

    The hands of the gardener are essential for the garden to survive

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    1. Most definitely Sadje – unless it’s a natural garden, then we must leave it alone. Forests, swamps, mountain regions, rain forests, and all the rest.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re right my friend

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  2. This matches your photo perfectly Ami

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  3. Jaya Avendel says:

    Gorgeous this natural writing! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Jaya! 🙏

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