Howard Johnson

Garden Lady

Her fingers long and slender
As to the rest of her
Wonder how such frailty could, labor

Seen with dirt under nails
Her drive is a better world
She has gone further
Than just a frail young woman

Her fingers long and slender
With the smell of future flowers
Soon will give you much to see
Exceeding your garden needs

The plants she sows
They are hardy
They will grow
Through heat
Through neglect
She will give you what you expect
And tell you not to neglect

Keeping them alive is nothing new
Seedlings comming through

In a secret garden
Away from the cruel....

She holds a thornless rose
Timeless and fragile
Pretty and pink
With other pastel inks
The blossoming is forever
In her heart
A model for all to know
For no other could grow

Another season begins
Life lush and green
That is her nature
Fingers long and slender

Poem Submitted: Friday, February 15, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, March 24, 2008

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (7/8/2015 8:45:00 AM)

    So much food for thought here as I see a very spiritual Blessing here. An invisible gardener seen in the eyes of someone who sees beyond while tending her garden and gathering wisdom from the beauty she sees around her. Her arousing curiosity and thirst for knowledge to be a better and better gardener in many ways through life.....Thank you Howard for pulling me in, I love that.....

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (9/15/2008 12:42:00 PM)

    Nature's gardener or a lady of depth.Beautiful personification.Wonderful poem.

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  • Dee Daffodil (5/3/2008 1:07:00 PM)

    I can't help but think that this is 'Mother Nature' that you've described so eloquently! Great write Howard!
    Hugs,
    Dee

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  • Alyse Reichardt (5/1/2008 9:54:00 PM)

    Hi Howard, I am sorry for such a late reply. I am not sure why you chose me to read your poems but I am very pleased you did. I feel there are many differnt ways people can read a poem and like many others I feel there is a lot of different meanings in your poetry, it actually brings a lot to mind for me. I like it a lot, thanks for asking me to read it.
    Kind regards,
    Alyse

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  • Denise Peralta (4/8/2008 9:45:00 PM)

    It's a beautyfull poem keep doing your job I love it.
    It have a meaning that every lady/or woman has her own gardens

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  • Blackbutterfly Wings (4/8/2008 4:13:00 AM)

    hmmm i like this poem, you could translate it to many meanings. my feelings, though im not good at this, is it abou the womens children? maybe? like she cretes them, nutures them, protects them, and eventualy oves on to somthing else? beautiful. really nice.

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  • Debbie Kean (4/6/2008 6:14:00 PM)

    This is very evocative, I can see her there in the garden..
    Deb

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  • Andrew Rose (4/5/2008 10:37:00 PM)

    it is a nice poem, its a mix of truth, romantisicm and secret. I like the image you paint too, its another look at a stereotype that isnt thought about much =) not bad

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  • Zarina Binda (4/4/2008 1:44:00 PM)

    i like the message tha you are send through this poem and the way you did it is very beautyfull. well done

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  • Jill Ferrey (4/1/2008 11:41:00 PM)

    The hands of a woman, strong yet nurturing, maintaining and caring for life. This is the message that comes through loud and clear to me. I do not know if thats the message you were trying to convey, but thats what i got from this one and I really enjoyed this read, thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • Shirley K.W Ka (4/1/2008 1:52:00 PM)

    Thnx for inviting me to read your poems: -) .
    Deep poem, descriptive, i like the imagery.

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  • **LOVE= IT HAS ITS UPS+DOWNS*** (3/26/2008 9:11:00 AM)

    Another good one. i like this one too. thanks for letting me read it! i will read more of yours.... :)

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  • LaTisha Parkinson (3/23/2008 1:58:00 PM)

    wow. i like this. when i started reading it i was lost but while i continued i just couldn't hlp but smile. thanks for writing it and giving me the chance to read it. it's wondeful dude

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  • Abha Sharma (3/20/2008 1:49:00 PM)

    Thanx for inviting to read your masterpiece, I am obliged. The poem is simply great, I cannot dare to comment but still I’ ll try, I found it sensuous like the romantics Shelley, Keats, Byron, evoking the senses with simple and picturesque language. Great work.

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  • Monkey Mendez (3/19/2008 1:12:00 PM)

    You've twisted my eyes into the story through your wonderful choice of words. I can see this woman. Is she mother nature?

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  • Stephanie J. Demartino (3/18/2008 10:24:00 AM)

    Great choice of words. Like Earnest Hemingway.

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  • Karin Martin (3/17/2008 10:30:00 AM)

    This was absolutely beautiful. I love to garden and this went right to my heart although it also speaks of gardening as a will to live and survive and keep hope..
    Thank you for inviting me to read this.
    Karin

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  • Shaquasia Anderson (3/15/2008 1:17:00 PM)

    WOW i like this poem to..the way you put in to words is really great
    (outstanding writer)

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  • Catherine Taylor (3/15/2008 12:53:00 PM)

    I like this poem. Good use of words, i like it

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  • Tsira Goge (3/14/2008 11:46:00 AM)

    Howard, 'Her fingers long and slender
    With the smell of future flowers
    Soon will give you much to see
    Exceeding your garden needs '

    Has just read this touching and thin Poems, the magic feeling triumphs here... Tsira

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