Sunday, July 18, 2010

Friday Night in the Garden

After the work is done,
after the tending, the weeding and harvesting,
after the work is done,
but before the mosquitoes come out,
there is time enough for this:
Time enough to light a candle or few,
sit back on a bale
and listen to the birds, the wind
and survey the garden
with a satisfied eye
in the falling light,
before gathering up the baskets,
packing up the bike
and cycling home
under a crescent moon.