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The Imprudent Gardener
by Roger A. Ochs
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I do hope this one isn't too obvious.




I am an imprudent gardener

Making my moves

Too soon


Four pots and five urns

Mixed geraniums and vinca

Set out on May Day

Because I thought

It was an early Spring

And the right time


Now there are frost warnings

Though I could have sworn it was

Too late


Now I bag them

Protection I hope

Will be sufficient

To keep the blooms alive

Although I chose

The wrong time.

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Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/20/2010
Love the humor in this poem and the pic! So good to read you again!
Hope you stay awhile;-) ET
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/20/2010
Timing is everything, in life, in gardens. Well penned Roger.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 5/20/2010
Very good, Roger !
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/19/2010
Now...if you could keep your green fingers out my cactus pot...(LOL)


Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/18/2010
Its been a cool May so far...glad I don't try to grow anything as I found I can only grow grass, the green stuff in the yard, not that "other" stuff, as it grows on its own & doesn't need a green thumb as my thumb is only black...ed
Reviewed by Connie Faust 5/18/2010
A nice poem...I can't blame you for being anxious.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/18/2010
You can water my garden anytime Roger! lol

I love this, you haven't posted in so long, I have missed reading your golden words.

Good to see you back. Let me know when you are back in Middletown, we can go for coffee at Klekolo's!

Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Carin Spirit 5/18/2010
I really like this one, I am a gardener in training. I have a little garden on my sun porch, my neighbor's all seem to have success, and I have lived here the longest.
Reviewed by Beverly Scofield 5/18/2010
Too obvious? Who would ever accuse you of subtlety? (smile)

I like this, not least because of its pacing. And, of course, I kept my mind on the geraniums . . . most of the time. Now I'm going to go and read more of your poems.


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