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Companion Garden

Sandhill Cranes at dawn
ancient voices
beat soft
across the garden
pulling threads
circular threads through thy

          Companion Garden

beets cabbage onions
should be planted together
but kept away from charlock
from strawberries
from lettuces

          do not neglect to plant
          basil near tomatoes

peas reside near turnips beans corn
but cannot abide
garlic leeks onions
nor shallots

          do not neglect to plant
          basil near tomatoes

peppers parsley eggplant
make good neighbors
avoid fennel
          kohlrabi
          kohlrabi

potatoes squash beans
are not prone to strife
do not build their houses
within sight of cherries
walnuts
          raspberries
          raspberries

sage in all its wisdom
rubs hard against the cucumbers

          do not neglect to plant
          basil near tomatoes

ancient voices beat soft across the garden pulling


© Jilly's Poetry & Photography

In honor of Earth Day, NaPoWriMo
encourages us to write a Georgic.
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4 thoughts on “Companion Garden

  1. How beautifully your garden doth grow, Jill! And yet I see that this poem is bearing more than just a harvest of vegetables and flavors. I would venture that there is a bit of the seating arrangements at a dinner party, or the recipe for harmonious living in a neighborhood… or perhaps even just commentary on us human beans.

    A surplus harvest, Jill!

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