Unearthed Words

Unearthed Words
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All the words shared on The Daily Gardener podcast.

Reluctance

Reluctance

By The Daily Gardener | November 3, 2020

by Robert Frost And the dead leaves lie huddled and still, No longer blown hither and thither; The last lone aster is gone; The flowers of the witch-hazel wither …   As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Robert Frost Related posts: After…

It was November

It was November

By The Daily Gardener | November 2, 2020

by Lucy Maud Montgomery It was November – the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.     As featured…

Gladys Taber

Some of the Days in November

By The Daily Gardener | November 2, 2020

by Gladys Taber Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moonrise. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Gladys Taber Related posts: Walking Down the Country Road People Who Make…

November

November by Maggie Dietz

By The Daily Gardener | November 1, 2020

by Maggie Dietz Show’s over, folks. And didn’t October do A bang-up job? Crisp breezes, full-throated cries Of migrating geese, low-floating coral moon.   Nothing left but fool’s gold in the trees. Did I love it enough, the full-throttle foliage, While it lasted? Was I dazzled? The bees   Have up and quit their last-ditch…

Doug MacLeod

Lovely Mosquito

By The Daily Gardener | August 20, 2020

by Doug MacLeod Lovely mosquito, attacking my arm As quiet and still as a statue, Stay right where you are! I’ll do you no harm- I simply desire to pat you. Just puncture my veins and swallow your fill For, nobody’s going to swot you. Now, lovely mosquito, stay perfectly still – A SWIPE! And…

Mosquito

Mosquito

By The Daily Gardener | August 20, 2020

by David Sollis Announcing your arrival In a high-pitch buzzing-tone. As a tactic for survival, You’re seldom on your own. Red lumps display where you have been Often felt, but rarely seen. But if I catch a glimpse of you, my little vampire chum, I’ll make sure you get what you’re due And crush you…

The Potato

The Potato

By The Daily Gardener | August 19, 2020

by Joseph Stroud Three days into the journey I lost the Inca Trail and scrambled around the Andes in a growing panic when on a hillside below the snowline I met a farmer who pointed the way- Machu Picchu allá, he said. He knew where I wanted to go. From my pack, I pulled out…

Jane Kenyon

Potato

By The Daily Gardener | August 19, 2020

by Jane Kenyon In haste one evening while making dinner I threw away a potato that was spoiled on one end. The rest would have been redeemable. In the yellow garbage pail, it became the consort of coffee grounds, banana skins, carrot peelings. I pitched it onto the compost where steaming scraps and leaves return,…

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

By The Daily Gardener | August 18, 2020

by William Wordsworth I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They…

The Brook

The Brook

By The Daily Gardener | August 15, 2020

by Alfred Lord Tennyson I come from haunts of coot and hern,    I make a sudden sally And sparkle out among the fern,    To bicker down a valley. By thirty hills I hurry down,    Or slip between the ridges, By twenty thorpes, a little town,    And half a hundred bridges. Till last by Philip’s farm,…

Samuel Johnson

Catch the Transient Hour

By The Daily Gardener | August 14, 2020

by Samuel Johnson Catch, then, oh catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies! Life’s a short summer, man a flower; He dies – alas! how soon he dies!    As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Samuel Johnson Related posts:…

Summer’s Lease

Summer’s Lease

By The Daily Gardener | August 14, 2020

by William Shakespeare Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.    As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. William Shakespeare Related posts: My Victory Garden Quinnipeague in August The Summer’s Last Stand August Weather Men Are April When They Woo

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