Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sweet Child of Stone


A sweet child of stone
Sits quietly in a garden.
He drew me close
As though he spoke to me.
I hear him sigh
For he is bored.
He cannot play like me,
This sweet child of stone.

~~~~~

I looked on the Internet for a poem that would go with my photo, and I couldn't find one. I sometimes sit down in a quiet moment and a see if a few lines will flow. It's not perfect but I hope you like it.

I found this sweet little boy on a large urn on top of a pedestal tucked away in one corner of the garden. I almost missed it as it was hiding behind a hedgerow. I spotted the top and curiosity being what it is I walked over to find this sweet little boy.

Last Sunday Gregg and I drove two hours south to visit a place we discovered a while back. I shared a post about it at the time. We visited The Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden in Richmond. It's one of the nicest places to walk around. You can click here to visit their home page and if you click here you can see a map of the garden. We visited later in the summer back then and I know we will be visiting again, probably towards the end of the year as I would like to see it during the holiday season when everything is lit up.

I will be sharing more posts later on but in the meantime you can click on the label below this post for Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

20 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

The poem was moving, Denise.
Jane x

Out on the prairie said...

What a nice verse, well done Denise.

gigihawaii said...

You are a poet! Congrats on a good one!

Inday said...

I love cute ode Denise. It is as sweet as the little boy you spoke of. Please give us some more. Nice Summer garden stroll eh? We are down in winter and our alps are already brewing with snowstorms.

KaHolly said...

Perfect prose for your photo, Denise. I love the picture! ~karen

Sharon said...

Perfect! Nothing else could fit it better, you are very creative!

imac said...

Words of wisdom and beauty complement your statue shot my friend.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The poem is perfect, and I love these statues, because they have such character and spirit; if they could only talk....

Janet said...

Love the little poem- and what a lovely discovery finding the little boy-I love gardens that have lots of little nooks and crannies and gems like this one -just waiting to be discovered !

Glenda said...

I did love the poem! My sister lived in Richmond for a while and she took me to this garden for a visit a few years back. Just lovely!

Janie said...

What a sweet little cherub, Denise. And your verse fits it perfectly.

Craver Vii said...

That stone reminds me... we spend the first few years of a baby's life trying to get him to walk and talk... and then send him off to school insisting that he sit down and be quiet.

Margaret Cloud said...

You did an amazing verse, I liked it a lot. The little boy is so cute. I often stop when I see these cute little statues and wonder what they are thinking (crazy aren't I).

Cathy said...

You should write more of the same Denise - the words and the tome were 'just right' for the little statue
Take care
Cathy

Sandy's witterings said...

It's no bad think your internet search for lines was unfruitful. We're all 8 fine lines better off for it. :)

Susan said...

A beautiful poem Denise. The little boy of stone was a lovely find in the garden.
I clicked on the link to the botanical gardens and can certainly see why you like to return each time. It's a beaut place.

Don't unplug your hub said...

That is a beautiful poem Denise.

Denise said...

Lovely comments, enjoyed reading them very much. Thank you one and all.

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