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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Summer (the season) (07/09/09)

TITLE: Summer poem, (The Gardener)
By ebot agborndip
07/10/09


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Summer is the warmest season of the year when the sun shines directly on one half of the world. Summer in the Northern Hemisphere begins about June 21st - the date of the summer solstice. It ends about September 23, the date of the autumnal equinox. Usually, July and August are the hottest months of the summer season. Crops, trees, and other plants reach their full maturity in summer.
The gardener does not love to talk.
He makes me keep the gravel walk; and when he puts his tools away, he locks the door and takes the key. Away behind the currant row, where no one else but cook may go, far in the plots, I see him dig, old and serious, brown and big. He digs the flowers, green, red, and blue, nor wishes to be spoken to.He digs the flowers and cuts the hay,and never seems to want to play.
Silly gardener! summer goes, and winter comes with pinching toes, when in the garden bare and brown you must lay your barrow down. Well now, and while the summer stays, to profit by these garden days, O how much wiser you would be to play at Indian wars with me!


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Laura Manley07/17/09
I love "winter comes with pinching toes!" I'm not quite sure if you experienced a formatting problem or what, but your poem was difficult to read without the usual "poem" format.
diana kay07/19/09
Thank you I liked the poem and the short factual paragraph at the begining but I agree that the poem needs to be spaced out properly into lines.
It would make it visually better and easier to read particularly as your title give us the taste that a poem is hidden there!
Michelle Lowndes07/23/09
The Gardener is a beautiful poem written a long time ago by Robert Louis Stevenson. You can find it here:
http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/6555/