Wednesday, 19 July 2006

The Garden of the Villa d'Este by Sally Evans

Greenness by stone steps in sun,
parades of gremlins in the rain.

and crowds of statues, dark leaves, stone,
water, outward and upwards thrown,

combined to set a garden-star
that stayed with me till Callander,

where, wet with torrents from the crags,
herbage expands while verbiage lags,

and showered petals link their songs
with choreography of stones.

Sally Evans, Callander, Scotland, editor of Poetry Scotland


Crafty Green Poet said...

In the middle of this years long hot dry summer it's nice to see a little rain! This reminds me of visiting the Hanbury Botanic Gardens in Italy last year and gettign caught in the rain....

Anonymous said...

Interesting imagery portrayed here, very thought provoking indeed...