There is a little piece of paradise right here in Cwmbran To create our own slice of heaven was our master plan Our toil in the soil resulted in this oasis of peace Walk through the gate and stress finds instant release The tinkling of the waterfall is a soothing balm As we sip a glass of red under the flowering palm Our Tinman sits on the deck and Rodney is his name He watches over the goldfish and Koi who have become very tame
The early morning dew accompanies us as we wait With our first cup of coffee and toast upon our plate For all our little visitors who fly in as fast as they are able To sample our hospitality there for them on the bird table The varieties of visitors never cease to amaze As on Starlings Jays and Magpies we fondly gaze And as we sit there patiently it has sometimes been our luck to have the pleasure of the company of wood pigeons and a duck!
House martins, Tits and woodpeckers have visited us through the year Doves finches and a squirrel has shown not an ounce of fear But if they dallied long there in order to get fat They may become a victim of Billy our cat But like us he just sits and watches as they hop along the fence Its too much like hard work to chase them is his silent defence As we sit there and watch at other times of the day The butterflies, bees and ladybirds enter our haven there to play
Now the summer glory is nearly at its peek We could just squeeze another lupin in if we give the beds a tweak And as the sun goes down we have our evening retreat A secret garden for our BBQ is a real summer treat On a hot summer night when this oasis is very still There creep yet more visitors for us to have our fill There is a family of hedgehogs who regularly visit To watch over their activities is purely exquisite
There is indeed a slice of paradise that we’ve made at our home That we share with the wildlife and not keep for us alon
by Julie Wilson
Last Modified on: 05-11-2015
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