Gift From the Garden

Smell of mown grass and pruned bay laurel

Riding on a cooling May breeze

Jewel bright iris nod and water

As always, the bees do as they please

Fanned and amused I take ease

Watch the stain of sun-tea color water

A captive bloom spreads in a bottle

What deed has earned this moments peace

4 thoughts on “Gift From the Garden

  1. Ooh! I just read This Summer Day. I know Wild Geese almost by heart…I studied poetry in college and found many, but have only happened upon Mary Oliver haphazardly….so thank you. I do know that feeling!


  2. Wild Geese is my favorite, and I have copies….I read it after I had written most of my early poems, but again, another poet whose language lifts and releases something special inside me.


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