One Family\’s Junk is Our Family\’s Treasure

On Sunday
at curbside
for Monday
a child\’s school desk
found new life
in our garden
The desk will keep
our chest-of-drawers
found at curbside
last year
or was it the year before
from which we grow
out of the bottom draw
good company
And what about 
the found wheelbarrel
I painted
ah so much depends
upon a pink wheelbarrel
in the garden
with old
croquet set
found at curbside
soon to find a home
in my garden
of flowers 
and vegetables
and the mirror
we bought
five dollars
last week
soon life
of flowers
will fall
from it
a new top
a birdbath
a few dollars
now bound
to the stand
a family 
of four
in our yard
and speaking
of birds
so much
and what
I know
so much
I have 

6 thoughts on “One Family\’s Junk is Our Family\’s Treasure

  1. LenoreNeverM♡re May 2, 2011 / 5:02 pm

    That school desk would make a perfect TV stand as well, Bruce! Cable/dvd box underneath?!


  2. Tara Dillard May 2, 2011 / 5:06 pm

    Fabulous to see what I learned in mentors gardens, in YOUR garden.Looks new every time.XO T


  3. GB May 2, 2011 / 7:35 pm

    Oh Your garden is indeed very very pretty. That pinky-purply wall makes the perfect backdrop!


  4. the gardener's cottage May 2, 2011 / 9:41 pm

    tara is the best! i love the furniture in your garden. i used to have a dresser on my porch and the top drawer was planted with herbs. i loved that piece. your garden is gorgeous.


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