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Below the Soil

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Below the Soil

In front of a building
The gardeners toil,
Their spades digging deep
And unearthing the soil.

Beside them are bulbs
To be buried down deep,
Where they’ll dream of the spring
In their long winter’s sleep.

I ask what they are.
“These are tulips,” I’m told.
In May they will be
Such a joy to behold.

For Nature, at times,
Needs a gardener’s hand
To bring to fruition
The beauty she’s planned.

The building looks bare
With no colors about
But below are the tulips,
Just itching to sprout.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2013 4:08:00 PM
    A tulip and a dolphin are the two symbols on my mom's gravestone. Hope springs eternal. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 5:14:00 PM
    It is always so good to come to your poems and read them, they are so beautiful in their simplicity, and so very easy for a non intellectual to read. I love my garden too, and would hate to be without it....thank you for all your beautiful read, Ilene.....Peter

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Wow, I love this adorable poem. I love the way you weave your poems and build them up to an incredible last line. Well done.