fern in my garden

Inspired by a beautiful plant that gives me pleasure every year.

The fern in my garden:

In winter

The fern in my garden died


Then spring arrived

Slowly, slowly each arm was rolled out

As if testing if its’ luck would hold out

Until it burst forth with life, green and strong

To rule the garden all summer long

The season needs a queen, and now it has one!


Autumn, no one sees its’ decline has begun

But this years’ growth is over and done

And before long another cold winter will come.


A poem by Justin Durant