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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

The Secret Garden

A hidden path of cobble stones,
A fairy sitting with two gnomes,
A bird bath draped in mossy green,
A whisper drifting from a stream,

A marble fountain, a golden swan,
Four tree frogs in a lily pond,
An iron bench, a bronze sun dial
Telling time with a shady smile,

An arch of roses in full bloom,
A bird house orange as the moon.
Like an elf among the flowers,
I could hide in here for hours.

©2009 Charles Ghigna

1 comment:

Perle said...

I like the way you capture images that could belong to so many childhoods. My secret garden was in England when we were one of several families that lived at the Wadenhoe House. It was a Jacobean Manor house, but a castle to me, complete with a sundial, forest, mill pond... Thanks for the memory, think I'll go pull out some photos.