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The Living Tableau -

My Garden On Show

Barbara M Schwarz

The final curtain call - see, the garden says it all!

The fresh outdoors - such open memory scores,

and I am blown away from all my yesterday.

On the front: “Tableaux - how fresh water flow” 2017.

The Living Tableau - My Garden On Show

My living tableau:

see the garden on full show

what was grounded deep below

can now flourish and just go

way beyond the floor

hear now how the image roar:

how growth and time can pour

away what had been a yesterday

for you had crept away

to freshen up your life today

and in the blink of an eye

you knew the reason why

you were born to fly

the ionising sky

the spirits in the river sigh

the water hum along

a whiff of life that thrum

until you hear that beating drum:

Springtime marching swift along!

Oh, you need to carry on

you need to just prolong

every growing season

every rhyme and reason

hears your steady beat

rising swiftly just to meet

a future that repeat

none of the past

for now this moment heavy cast

in the golden mast

of finding just on show

how swiftly all things grow

in a water tableau

My garden knew to be

ever forward energy

My garden knew to see

where the sun appeared so free

My garden knew to greet

every moment, lapping, fleet

My garden, I recall

gave me joy above all

My garden all the same

a living tableau and vibrant frame

to name life on every plane

again and again…

the memory never wane

my garden, how you joy proclaim.

I wanted now to leave

what had let all life conceive

a moment of reflection

the sun in true connection

had held all in perfection

and caused a resurrection

of simple joy injection.

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Colours flew bright there, colours that could scent the air - colours that I see, always laugh for free at life’s magnanimity.

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