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Poetry Friday: “NH Rock Garden”

poetryfridaybutton-fulllToday is the day I finally have surgery for my torn ACL, so I’m sharing something I wrote 5 years for my wife. Since I’ll either be on the OR table or loopy from painkillers, I won’t be around today – or much of the weekend, for that matter.

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New Hampshire Rock Garden

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My wife wanted a rock garden;

I preferred vegetables,

so I pulled out stones

and planted tomatoes

pulled out more stones

watered the squash

pulled out more stones

thinned the cukes

pulled out more stones

weeded the beans

and when it came time for harvest

pulled out more stones.

 

She has a rock garden, all right.

 

- © 2009, Matt Forrest Esenwine

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11 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: “NH Rock Garden”

  1. Love it! Hope your surgery goes really smoothly and that your recovery is quick and complete.

  2. Haha! Love this poem! Good luck with your surgery, Matt.Hope you’ll be back playing soccer in no time!

  3. Hope all is going/has gone well, Matt. This is funny, can tell where you live!

  4. I Lurve this, Matt! That rocky New England soil! Wishing you all the best with your upcoming surgery and recovery! Best, BJ

  5. maryleehahn on said:

    Best wishes on a speedy recovery…so you can work in that garden soon!

  6. Fun poem! But that garden will just have to wait until your back on your feet, now won’t it! Wishing you well, Matt.

  7. Farming in New Hampshire! Well, at least the crop is pretty consistent.

  8. Thanks, everyone! The surgery went well I’m told… and I’m resting at home. I still won’t be around online much because everything I do has to be from my smartphone, as I am unable to sit at the computer. But I do appreciate all your sentiments!

  9. Found the poem to be very sweet. Not sure if that was your intention, but really nice. Do get well soon and enjoy being pampered while you recuperate. :)

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