Four leaves on the sapling,
announcing its name as Spinach.
A young caterpillar on heliconia,
munching on its tender bracts.
Tired night queen flowers
bask in the sun after a night-out.
A spider casts its web across branches
to catch flying food in its net.
The sad Parijatha spreads its fragrance,
seeking attention. The lily pond floats with mango flowers
announcing the arrival of spring.
While a wasp sips water from it
to build its mud nest.
Insignificant as it might seem,
the water bamboo glows
like radium in the morning sun.
All the small things
that happen around
are the simple joys of a garden.