Poems and Phantasms

Retire To A Garden

“Victoria in the botanical Garden of Braunschweig” Mattes (Public Domain)


If I could design places for old people

the center: a greenhouse room

lush and tropical, the air

zinging with plant life, brazen in its



Smooth paths around

raised beds, just right

for wheelchair gardeners…come see

how we’ve been



Potting benches, misting bottles

clipping, pruning, seeding

pitching pennies in the fountain

occupational wishing



Kitchen fruits and mint for tea

blooms for table vases

community herb garden, visit

picking flowers


This Hub was last updated on May 26, 2013

Comments on: "Retire To A Garden" (4)

  1. I’ll take one! 🙂

  2. Sound like a lovely place to hang out. Mint tea or blood orange sangria.

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