wordsout from Cafe Church poems by Charles Jobson   home

Joe's garden

Away from the crowded suburban road
a scent of wild rose leads
the humble passer-by into an
enchanting oasis. 

Here recycled tools and iron artefacts
heighten one’s awareness
of an exciting blend
of garden flowers and beneficial herbs.

Carefully chosen horticultural rarities
mix in a fascinating way
with friendly kitchen garden items
all standing in readiness for a useful future.

So Joe’s expert touch makes
everything hold together.
Rosemary and tomato,
a piece of countryside
magically transported into
Greenford’s busy streets.