Top Soil

Soil is
toil is earth
and garden path
miniscule minerals
dispatched to flower
patches of veg bound
round orderly borders
fork pricked
worm holed
shell holes
hell hole dug out
ditch and moat
sodden muddy crud
rudimentary bog

soil is
toilet is earth
closet of germs
seed germinator
grave robber
blood and bonemeal
grit for mill wheel
ground breakage
rusting reef of age
top-sheeted rock bottom
summum bonum*

* from Browning’s poem: “Summum bonum” Latin tr: the greatest good. 

Some crumbs of poetry for Bjorn’s Soil Poetics and a tardy entry for the imaginary garden’s Tuesday Platform