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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Garden To Let


'Established is a good word, much used in garden books,
'The plant, when established'. . . . 
Oh, become established quickly, quickly, garden!
For I am fugitive. I am very fugitive -

Those that come after me will gather these roses,
And watch, as I do now, the white wistaria
Burst, in the sunshine, from its pale green sheath.
Planted. Planted. Established. Then neglected,
Till at last the loiterer by the gate will wonder
At the old, old cottage, the old wooden cottage.

And say, 'One might have build here, the view is glorious,
This must have been a pretty garden once.'

Mary Ursula Bethell