Garden and Gardener

I am a garden
with all a garden requires
I am a gardener caring for my garden.

In the silence of night
owl calls,
firefly flashes,
frog croaks.

The garden rests.

In the silence of the night
gardener sleeps, dreams,
wakes and returns to sleep.

The gardener rests.

Under the sun
garden and gardener
toil at their tasks.

Beneath the earth
worms squirm,
grubs grow,
ants tunnel.

Nature alternates between rest and growth.

Garden and gardener I am
rich with doing, redolent with rest,
dutiful my days, tranquil my nights.

Words and Photo by Tasha Halpert

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