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The Garden in the Window

I invite you to my window,
Where forks a path you may never go
See that garden there bursting with blooms?
It is yours, but you must only look,
Sit in my boat, but please do not row

It grabs holds and doesn't let go
Great things happen outside that window
The brownies there sing joyful medleys,
Their allure entrancing and deadly.
They whisper come, but I must say no

And out there their world is aglow,
Out there they only reap and never sow.
Saw many a-sovereigns in flowing capes
A stones throw away from dusty drapes
It pains me that I may never go

As you gaze outside my window
Forging conniving plots utterly low
Sure, you may break the glass and climb outside.
But when you breathe in that garden ever-wide,
Will it be what you hoped?

As you gaze outside my window
Longing for more than to watch the plants grow
I bid you, please, to simple gape in awe.
And take it for what it is; a silly law.
Simply stay,
Simply cope...



NOTE: I originally wrote this for a "garden contest" that I stumbled upon. But now that I posted this the contest seems to have vanished :(

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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 4:50:00 PM
    I sense something cryptic about this poem. I like it very much, but it leave me with a feeling of imprisonment. Maybe I should use it as a needed therapy (lol)..... Great job.... Jake

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/21/2013 12:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I see what you mean, about imprisonment. It's open for interpretation but for me it's about being able to view something so miraculous... and yet there's no way you can really experience it... just forced to look at it from a distance. Thanks for reading John!
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 6:30:00 PM
    I like this one. Well written. I really like the second stanza for some reason. You have talent. Keep writing!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/10/2013 3:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're very kind Dylan... thanks for checking me out :)
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:10:00 AM
    Very good read

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 4/10/2013 3:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Matt!
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 4:15:00 PM
    hmmm, I wonder if the contest closed out, Timothy. sorry if you didn't make it in time. Your perspective on the theme was very unique and interesting. I wanted to tell you on that "see a penny pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck" that is a very common nursery rhyme or proverb, not sure which. You really never heard it before?

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/24/2013 10:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nope... lol, I guess I don't have a very extensive knowledge in nursery rhymes... no one ever told me of it's good luck charms! The weird thing about the contest is that I believe the due date still have a couple weeks on it (maybe the entry limit reached it's max)
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 1:35:00 PM
    Timothy; I hust love the poem. I'm sorry about the contest. do youknow who was running it? Thanks for the soupMail. Many blessings. Lucilla

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/24/2013 10:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nope I don't honestly remember... oh well it's no biggie! As long as at least a few people can read it and enjoy then I'm just fine with that :) Thanks for your visit Lucilla!
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 12:52:00 PM
    Too bad, it would have done well.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/24/2013 10:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well at least it was an excuse to explore further and write on different subjects... contests for me are good ways to improve your writing. Forcing you to explore new ground, new topics, new styles of writing that you wouldn't normally do...