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RAIN ON THE PANE BUT NOT SO PLAIN…?

RAIN ON THE PANE–BUT NOT SO PLAIN-?

On my window pain every morning,

“Evidence” that it’s been storming…

Although the pavement’s dry

The driveway drains nearby,

Did it come without warning?

No, it is a scheduled thing,

Lawn irrigation runs from late Spring…

The spray can be a pain

If it hits your window pane,

Open windows can be very messy things!

–Jonathan Caswell

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ANNUAL RITUAL

ANNUAL RITUAL

After Memorial Day,

In early June,

Flower flats come in

And are planted real soon…

In some years it’s taken days

To plant all the flowers,

Must be a whole lot less this year

‘Cause it’s just taking hours!

Everyone would pitch in,

At least the assigned three,

More than a couple of years ago

That would have included me…

We would have carefully watered by hose

The ones not yet put in,

Making sure that those we did

Were properly watered again.

Automatic irrigation

Provides a daily spray

To water most of the garden

And keep dryness away…

Flowers planted away from  those arcs

Must be by design at home

With less water provided

And thrive on their own.

Many the day in warm weather

I stood or bent outside,

Weeding and “heading” my flowers

Watching the folks who’d ride…

Past on pleasure or business

I’d wave in busy bliss,

Especially the nice-looking ladies  🙂

Those days I rather miss.

Alas, the back is stiffer

And the pain is steadier now,

I can no more do the gard’ning—

Or ever drive the snow plow…

My days of hard physical work

Are alas all over for me,

The last time I tried to plant flower beds

I paid for days most dearly!!

–Jonathan Caswell