Lizard Hollows

There’s a hollow in the rock wall I made. The rock wall itself is knitted together in such a way there are gaps, nooks and crannies, spaces where the earth and rocks can breathe. A lizard has made its home in one of these; it can stretch out, be safe, peek out, laze in the sun when it wants to. I like that – the gaps, spaces in-between, a lizard making its home in our garden, the plants when they re-seed, the herbs holding their ground even in the driest of summers, and the chilli plants, always, for me, companionable, strengthening, fun to look at, interact.

Always, a place of discovery. And yes, and nearly always something to do, weeds to clear,  bird bath to clean and fill, soil to replenish, inclines to re-shape.

I’m more aware of the changing needs of the garden, what feels out of sorts, not quite right, what’s happy.

It’s a dialogue, part of the give and take, the metaphorical, the alarmingly real, a life beyond gesture.

About bydda88

I love poetry, writing, especially writing as healing, as touching the sacred, being touched. And place, places dreaming us, us them. Coasts, rivers, canyons; the ordinary things too, the small things, gestures that reach out.
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2 Responses to Lizard Hollows

  1. East by No' East says:

    Lizard Hollows:
    I wish I was a lizard screened by your garden and peeking out from within the hollow
    In the rock wall you made so beautiful a space and safe in that place you explore
    A brilliant piece of writing – a breath of fresh air – it’s magic, the reflection of your soul.
    In harmony, at peace and balanced….unto the healing of hte heart.
    Thank you

  2. East by No' East says:

    oops correction – ‘the’

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