GOD'S GARDEN OF THE MIND, STARTED BY A FENNEL HEART
This list, that is.
- •First came this fennel heart, so stalwart in the sunlight.
- •The fennel heart, in the sunlight(@listbot Please tell me why my photo is of the whole fennel heart, but when I add it to this List, I have to choose only a portion of the photo to display. I chose to include the top at the expense of the bottom.)
- •Did you know that Edwin Arlington Robinson (his friends knew him as EA) included a fennel in his poem, The Garden?Nor did I.
- •And that poem provided the title for this list.This is not a poem I knew before today.
- •The Garden, by EA RobinsonThere is a fenceless garden overgrown With buds and blossoms and all sorts of leaves; And once, among the roses and the sheaves, The Gardener and I were there alone.
- •He led me to the plot where I had thrown The fennel of my days on wasted ground, And in that riot of sad weeds I found The fruitage of a life that was my own.
- •My life! Ah, yes, there was my life, indeed! And there were all the lives of humankind; And they were like a book that I could read, Whose every leaf, miraculously signed, Outrolled itself from Thought’s eternal seed.Love-rooted in God’s garden of the mind.