In this beautifully written and illustrated collection of poems, Michael Hickey takes us on a journey with him through a range of thoughts and emotions. He touches many aspects of life, from love and loss, to hope and new beginnings, to the simple wonders of nature.
Scarecrow in the Garden is a treasure not just for poetry readers, but for anyone who dares to look a little closer and find the wonder in themselves and the wonders that surround us everyday.
My hope for this book is that you might enjoy a poem or even two, and if you don’t enjoy a poem then maybe you would enjoy a line, and this line would make you smile, and a smile can make all the difference. - Michael Hickey
‘Isolate a life and you take its scent away.
Life is emotion and motion leads the way.
Look at the mountains, they are the dreams
That we see, but can we turn to each other
And live differently?’