A Garden Poem Just for You.

The Garden  by Shel Silverstein

Ol’ man Simon, planted a diamond,

Grew hisself a garden the likes of none.

Sprouts all growin’, comin’ up glowin’

Fruit of jewels all shinin’ in the sun.

Colors of the rainbow,

See the sun and rain grow

Sapphires and rubies on ivory vines,

Grapes of jade, just

Ripenin’ in the shade, just

Ready for the squeezin’ into green jade wine.

Pure gold corn there,

Blowin’ in the warm air,

Ol’ crow nibblin’ on the amnythyst seeds.

In between the diamonds, ol’man Simon

Crawls about pullin’ out platinum weeds.

Pink pearl berries,

All you can carry,

Put ’em in a bushel and

Haul ’em into town.

Up in the tree there’s

Opal nuts and gold pears-

Hurry quick, grab a stick

And shake some down.

take a silver tater,

Emerald tomater,

Fresh plump coral melons

Hangin’ in reach.

Ol’ man Simon,

Diggin’ in his diamonds,

Stops and rests and dreams about


I think as gardeners we all feel that our garden is our greatest treasure.  This poem comes from Shel Silverstein’s book of poems called Where the Sidewalk Ends.  When I was in elementary school, our teacher read to us from this book.  I fell in love with the poems inside, some silly, some profound, but always written with a unique view of the world.  Be yourself, be unique, and keep gardening.

Happy Gardening!

Quote of the Day

“Anything is possible.  Anything can be.”

 – Shel Silverstein




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