It is my pleasure to introduce a poetess friend whose poetry I admire immensely. I met Barbara on a FB poetry site and we became friends across many miles in The USA. Once in a while we chat on the phone and talk about writing, poetry and other things.
Barbara’s poetry is usually a conversation held with whomever, whether a deceased relative or with God. Her poetry communications are spiritual, haunting and are emotionally riveting. She also speaks to God with a warmth that is authentic and, I believe, that is why I love her poetry.
So now, I share with you, Poetess Barbara Suen
Forever In The Garden
I feel God gives me a taste of heaven
when I place my hands in the earth
planting the seeds
and I wait…………….
warm with the sun on my back
even my smile returns from the long gray of winter
soon I see tiny shoots of green life
poking up their tiny heads
and I wait……………..
He supplies the sun and rain
I keep the weeds at bay
believing in him……believing in me
every summer I sow
I am like a child when the flowers BLOOM
“they grew” Yes “they grew”
miracles of cobalt, magenta, turquoise and fire-ball orange
sweet perfume whispers with the wind
I close my eyes sometimes in this peace all around
the buzzing of bees and birds that sing
their different songs at once as they flit about
Yes. A taste of heaven for this earthy soul
I plan to stay ….you know.
when one day I shed my human form
my wish is to have my ashes scattered
amongst a field of wildflowers
eternity in the sweet soil and warm sun
They will say “Barbara’s in the garden”
©Barbara Suen March 7, 2016 All Rights Reserved
Thank you Barbara for sharing your intimate poetry.
*If anyone wants to contact Barbara she is on FB as Barbara Suen.