18 Garden Verses
A collection of garden verses for you to
enjoy and to reflect on.
As with their gardens, gardeners have a way with words especially when it comes to describing their gardens.
Short but quick easy to read verses but ones that any gardener will relate to. Send a verse to your favorite gardener!
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Friends, books, a garden, and perhaps his pen,
Delightful industry enjoy'd at home,
An Nature, in her cultivated trim
Dress'ed to his taste, inviting him abroad -
Can he want occupation who has these?
I know that if odour were visible, as colour is,
I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
When the south wind, in May days,
With a net of shining haze
Silvers the horizon wall.
And with softness touching all,
Tints the human countenance
With the color of romance,
And infusing subtle heats.
Turns the sod to violets,
Thou, in sunny solitudes.
Rover of the underwoods.
The green silence dost displace
With thy mellow, breezy bass.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, verse from The Humble-Bee
With a few flowers in my garden,
half a dozen pictures
and some books,
I live without envy.
Lope de Vega
We learn from our gardens
to deal with the most
urgent question of the time:
How much is enough?
With rake and seeds and sower,
And hoe and line and reel,
When the meadows shrill with "peeping"
And the old world wakes from sleeping,
Who wouldn't be a grower
That has any heart to feel?
Frederick Frye Rockwell
When I dance, I dance,
when I sleep, I sleep;
yes, and when I walk
alone in a beautiful orchard,
if my thoughts drift to far-off matters
for some part of the time,
for some other part I lead them back
again to the walk, the orchard,
to the sweetness of this solitude,
If you wish to be happy for a day, get drunk;
If you wish to be happy for a week, kill a pig;
If you wish to be happy for a month, get married;
If you wish to happy for ever and ever, make a garden.
There's a garden where the peppers
Were all growing on the vine,
The tomatoes and the pumpkins
And the string beans, very fine.
Harmony had been so perfect
In this garden where they grew;
And the sunshine and the showers
Came to nourish them, they knew.
Each one praised the others' beauty,
Praised their colors and their shapes,
From the tiny, little onion
To the luscious, purple grapes...
Gertrude Tooley Buckingham
An acre of land between the shore and the hills.
A garden I need never go beyond,
Broken but neat, whose sunflowers every one
Are fit to be the sign of the Rising Sun.
Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees
That half a proper gardener's work is done upon his knees,
So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray
For the Glory of the Garden that it may not pass away!
The light and the deep, the red and the white, should be spaced apart;
The early and the late should likewise be planted in due order.
My desire is, throughout the four seasons, to bring wine along,
And not to let a single day pass without some flower opening.
I have a garden of my own
But so with roses overgrown,
And lilies, that you would it guess
To be a little wilderness.
Who loves a garden, loves a green-house too,
Unconscious of a less propitious clime
There blooms exotic beauty, warm and snug,
While the winds whistle and the snow descends.
My lilac trees are old and tall;
I cannot reach their bloom at all.
They send their perfume over trees
And roof and streets, to find the bees.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
its loveliness increases;
it will never pass into nothingness.
Even for the dead I will not bind
My soul to grief - death cannot long divide:
For is it not as if the rose had climbed
My garden wall, and blossomed on the other side?
a dedication for an album or scrapbook:
My Album is a garden spot
Where all my friends may sow,
Where thorns and thistles flourish not,
But flowers alone may grow.
With smiles for sunshine, tears for showers,
I'll water, watch and guard these flowers.
Go forth, thou little volume,
I leave thee to thy fate;
To love and friendship truly
Thy leaves I dedicate.
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We hope you have enjoyed these short garden verses and they are ones
that encourage you to grow your garden and enjoy the beauty that it brings.
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