Monday, May 2, 2011

One Family's Junk is Our Family's Treasure



On Sunday
at curbside
for Monday
garbage
pick-up
a child's school desk
found new life
in our garden


The desk will keep
our chest-of-drawers
found at curbside
last year
or was it the year before
from which we grow
out of the bottom draw
peas
good company


And what about 
the found wheelbarrel
I painted
pink
ah so much depends
upon a pink wheelbarrel
in the garden
with old
croquet set
found at curbside
soon to find a home
in my garden
of flowers 
and vegetables


and the mirror
we bought
five dollars
last week
soon life
of flowers
will fall
from it


a new top
too
a birdbath
purchased 
what 
a few dollars
now bound
to the stand
a family 
of four
birdbaths
in our yard


and speaking
of birds
here


so much
beauty
and what
I know
so much
I have 
learned
from

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6 comments:

  1. That school desk would make a perfect TV stand as well, Bruce! Cable/dvd box underneath?!

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  2. Fabulous to see what I learned in mentors gardens, in YOUR garden.

    Looks new every time.

    XO T

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  3. Oh Your garden is indeed very very pretty. That pinky-purply wall makes the perfect backdrop!

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  4. tara is the best! i love the furniture in your garden. i used to have a dresser on my porch and the top drawer was planted with herbs. i loved that piece. your garden is gorgeous.

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