The garden is no metaphor

“The Gardener”  painting by Lizzie Riches   “This garden is no metaphor ─ more a task that swallows you into itself,  earth using, as always, everything it can.” –  Jan Hirshfield, November, Remembering Voltaire     “An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life.” –  Cora Lea BellContinue reading “The garden is no metaphor”

The burning cathedral of the summer

  photo by Barbara Thistle   Cape May New Jersey   “I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer.  My bank of wild grass is majestic  and full of music.  It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.” –  Violette Leduc   It is 94 degrees here this afternoon, with aContinue reading “The burning cathedral of the summer”

What Kind of Times are These

Edge of the Forest II 1997  Damian Elwes     Here’s a gripping poem by Adrienne Rich:   What Kind of Times Are These BY ADRIENNE RICH There’s a place between two stands of trees where the grass grows uphill and the old revolutionary road breaks off into shadows near a meeting-house abandoned by the persecutedContinue reading “What Kind of Times are These”

Lake Windermere in the summer

Here’s a poem by William Wordsworth: “Bright was the summer’s noon when quickening steps Followed each other till a dreary moor Was crossed, a bare ridge clomb, upon whose top Standing alone, as from a rampart’s edge, I overlooked the bed of Windermere, Like a vast river, stretching in the sun.” –  William Wordsworth, Summer Vacation,Continue reading “Lake Windermere in the summer”

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