Drawing on observations in an oasis of words, John takes us to places that hold an energy of love with poems that speak to each reader with a message of hope and inspiration. In awe of the mystery of life the poet brings clarity to the heart and soul of what matters in our day to day, and provides comfort for those who need a friend, and a hug. You are invited to walk in your own garden, and look at all the wonder you have nurtured, a garden cared for reflecting the way you have beautifully tended the world around you.
The Walk To The Paradis Garden
Paradise Gardens are the places
that hold an energy of Love.
Having cultivated on your journey
to Paradise Garden
the art of nature’s caretaker
where gardens are a reflection
of what makes you human,
you bring to the enclosure you love
the qualities of the Gardener: curiosity,
tenacity, creativity, and a passion
for surrounding yourself with beauty.
You are the architect
not for just a frivolous endeavor
in a yard to play crochet
with stiff necked flamingos,
for it comes with it bites, scratches,
broken nails, stings, and sore knees
while seeding, cultivating, coaching life,
out of rows of knee & hand tilled soil,
It’s like make-up enhancing the beauty
of a woman’s face, and how wonderfully
you make it all part of you,
passionately so, reflecting your inner beauty.
You the protector
standing proudly in your alfresco,
glass of wine in hand, hose on hip,
systematically watering plant by plant,
ignoring any pending summer storm.
Nurturing denial, leaving nothing to chance,
you kybosh forecasts and the farmer’s almanac,
and have, absolutely, no use whatsoweather
for the unpredictability of the
Lake Chapala mountain air.
You are the water bearer,
sporting wellies in the rainy season,
sharing with your surroundings,
love and gratitude, the give and take
of nature’s energy that returns
you to a natural state of enjoying life,
and living in wellness.
Nurturing all the senses—a garden
reflects your words,
and your joy when you speak
to its allure—the plants
within your paradise
feel rain drops, wind,
an insect crossing over a leaf,
the sensual touch of your palm,
feel the shadow of a cloud
listlessly moving through their space
knowing all the while
they are one with the gardener.
You are the healer in your haven,
in lineage with Eden
in a Paradise enclosed in a garden
of timeless harmony,
where time is the high priest,
time its own measure,
patience the groom waiting
at the altar of an oasis of calm.
Paradise Gardens is your sanctuary
where everything around you
is of your making,
to live in the present moment.