One Week in May

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.

Alfred Austin

– for Karen and Joe – 

 photo

am I dreaming

this garden

or is it dreaming me?

 photo

the sudden marvel

of a cactus bloom

white peacock tail

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starburst and curl

empty-hearted

a clematis unclenching

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modelled in wax

souvenir

from Mars

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intoxicating

the fin de siècle scent

of lilac

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behind glass

Nerys’s peonies always

on the point of opening

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what to love most

leaves

or their shadows?

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a bowl of stones

blue lavender

raven skull and wingbone

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a spiral

of green thoughts

going nowhere

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something French

about their flicked tips

just so, chic

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the ramparts

say what they mean

and mean what they say

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a second spiral

going nowhere

slowly

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a whole afternoon

reading the trees

binding their torn pages

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to a house of flowers

I bring flowers –

two kinds of lilies

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after rain

the smell of green

rinsed awake

 

 

 

Holly Hill

Northumberland

1 – 10 May 2015

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One thought on “One Week in May

  1. mandy wilkinson says:

    Linda lovely to see all these photos of my all-time favourite garden! And your beautiful words too of course. Thank you. You starred in an epic dream early this a.m.

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