Tuesday was hazy,
hot dry and scary,
Wild fires across the state,
I felt helpless, just to wait.
With the sun coming down,
we wandered through cooper park and found,
A little slice of tranquility,
in all this instability,
Cooper park community garden is buzzing with bees
And a floral display of stunning sweet peas,
Susan and Glenda kindly showed us around,
There was beauty, diversity, grace and the sweet gently sound,
of wind chimes and rustle of leaves as the wind starts to lift,
I walked wide eyed, amazed by all natures gifts.
Sunflower, passion fruit, and a bed full of berries,
Corn, squash, zucchini and seed pods of poppy babies,
Compost bins to make soil and herbs by the gate,
Community gardeners can take some to flavour their plate,
Its a real community effort to tend this lovely garden,
I’m grateful to see it, feel inspired, and learn.
As the southerly change came, it was time to say farewell
To the plants, animals and people across this beautiful country, I wish you well.