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David Sharpe
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Garden-inspired poems by David Sharpe

An Autumn Day
Dancing leaves on a fall November day,
Birch bark white against an azure sky,
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Anticipation
A strange sense of happiness
Invades the deepest reaches of my being.
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Autumn Afternoon
Rain has fallen and leaves
glisten with sunlit jewels.
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Here We Are
Here we are
swinging on a thread
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Scenes of Autumn
Blue jays sound their warnings
As a hawk glides through the trees.
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Spring Sounds
Listen to the sounds of Spring.
The cardinal proclaims his territorial ambitions,
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Springtime Moments
Dappled light on slated pathway
Gentle breeze sifts through the pines
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Summer Storm
Clouds begin to gather
And Mother begins to tremble,
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Thunderstorm
Cool breezes on the heavy air,
The sudden darkening of sky,
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Unexpected Cold
A polar vortex slams our gardens.
Snow is piled all around.
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Vernal Progression
Moving forward, while winter sleeps,
Spring,
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Wildlife Sanctuary
Human integration
With faunal cousins,
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Winter Comes to the Gardens
Suddenly we realize it is ending.
Leaves plummet to the ground.
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Winter Retrospect
White clouds hang,
finessed in grey and white,
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Winter Scene
Ornamented trees,
With fruit of red and gold,
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Winter Thought
The gardens sleep in deep repose,
Unnoticed,
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