The Rain Barrel
You might drink
To quench the thirst of an early morning walk
From the aged gray – black iron ringed rain barrel.
The one filled with a cool night’s country rain.
It collects by the corner of the old cottage house
By the climbing rose and creeping red dianthus.
Take the moss and stone covered path
Just past the clusters of mint and lemon balm.
The rain barrel stands with the daffodils and irises.
A cast iron ladle sits on the fence post
Plunge it through the floating yellow rose petals
And watch your feet – the barrel is full from the night.
Copyright November 2005 Gary Pilarchik
Good Luck with Your Garden,
Gary (The Rusted Garden)
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