Short Garden Poems
As Abram L. Urban once said, "In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.
My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.
The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful."
We hope you enjoy the garden poetry!
Share this poetry with members of your garden club or with someone who
has a passion for planting. Also, we hope you find inspiration in the verses.
As Gertrude Jekyll said, "The love of gardening is a seed
once sown that never dies."
Give Me Flowers
Greta Zwaan, © 2010
Give me roses while I'm here so I can enjoy them,
Don't leave them till I'm in my grave where time will soon destroy them.
Let me see their beauty now, let their fragrance fill me;
Let their beauty light my day and let their glory thrill me.
But better still I'll be inspired because you have remembered,
I need uplifting at this time, my heart feels so encumbered.
This thought of love you've sent my way, your kind consideration,
Does more to lift my grief and pain than any celebration.
To feel your tenderness to me, my futile days are lightened;
Although I walk in dark despair,your love my hope has brightened.
To know that someone else is there who's touched by my condition,
It gives me hope to struggle on, reviewing my position.
Truly, life is hard enough, encourage me with flowers,
But better still, do pray for me through all these lonely hours.
I know God's not forsaken me but often I am lonely,
I long to have companionship, it's what I crave for only.
Oh, healing would be wonderful! My heart would thrill within me,
However, I'm not at that stage, my life is mostly waning.
But you can brighten up my day when e're you send me flowers
I'll know that someone out there cares through all these lonely hours.
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.
Please also enjoy the following short poems about planting, gardening and nature for your reflecton.
Woodman Spare That Tree
A poem about not cutting down the trees that hold special memories for us.
Two Little Ladybugs
This poetry is especially fun to read to children and have them do finger actions to the verses.
My Garden Is A Pleasant Place
Reading the verses of the poetry will allow you to visit the poet's garden, as you visualize the reality of her words. Gardens could be considered sanctuaries.
Who Loves A Garden
- Two short poems by poet, Louise Seymour Jones. Reading the verses of these poems expresses the poets love of the garden.
- Autumn a time to rake the leaves, a time to clean up the garden, and, a time of reflection. Enjoy this short poem by Laura Lee Randall which describes this season in its verses.
On the Grasshopper and the Cricket
- Poet, John Keats, who lived from 17951821, had a way with words. Enjoy this short poem, On the Grasshopper and the Cricket. Plus enjoy other verses
- Enjoy the love of nature that the poet shares with us in his poem.
I Saw God Wash The World
- Enjoy this short poem, I Saw God Wash The World, written by poet, William L. Stidger
Nobody Knows This Little Rose
- Poet Emily Dickinson expresses her thoughts on roses in this short poem.
Results and Roses
- Poetry that uses the anology of gardening preparation to drive home the point that to get results you need to work.
Within My Garden Rides a Bird
- Two short poems about hummingbirds
Poems about Lawns
- A collection of short poems about lawns
Legend of the Butterfly
- As you read the verses of the poem may they remind you the magic of the butterfly
Verses on Gardening and Frugal
- A collection of verses on gardening and frugal for you to reflect on.
Who Makes a Garden
- May the pleasures of your garden be seen in the verses
- Short poetry about growing your own vegetables
- One of the best times of the year, Spring! Enjoy these short poems expressing the poets views about Spring
There Is Another Sky
- Emily Dickinson a very famous poet who lived in the 1800s wrote this short poetry.
-The Poet expresses her thoughts about autumn and draws comparsion to life in her words
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