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Garden of Serendipity

Poetry By: Robert Kerr

A short poem about gardening, the conflict in Afghanistan and the nature of randomness.

Submitted:Sep 3, 2011    Reads: 27    Comments: 0    Likes: 1   

Regimented rhododendrons,

Poppies hail - "Afghanistan"!

Order brought to wild environs;

Weeds are things we failed to plan.

Gardens grow without commanding -

Gardeners cut to shape their schemes.

Unexpected plants appearing,

Outperform our pretty dreams.

Joy! Our future can't be plotted;

Fear escapes my flesh and bones.

Beauty loves uncertain climates -

Celebrate "unknown unknowns"!


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