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Monday, May 6, 2013

An imaginary garden for Monday

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Kerry used this photo for this week's Open Link Monday at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, and I thought, "There it is. That's my imaginary garden!"
It reminds me of my grandmothers, and some of my great-aunts, one in particular. I can't identify any of the plantings but am hoping the purplish-green one in the bottom left corner might turn out to be heather.
I can imagine myself living alone in this little house, and having a friend visit for tea outside. For more Monday imaginings, please visit The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads link at the top of this page.


if I were to imagine
the imaginary garden
I think I would
imagine it
like this
Spring Flowers
Anna Langova
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a tiny house,
with picket fence,
both overgrown
by time’s greenery,
two chairs
with table between,
and time
to think, together
Kay L. Davies, May 5 & 6, 2013

20 comments:

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

A dream house indeed in a dreamy garden......lovely.

Kay said...

That is such a sweet house, but I need more room for my computer desk and large kitchen and office things and treadmill and....

Akila G said...

very honest!

Illsa Gorrey said...

I've always thought that those houses with greenery growing on the roof were quite amazing.

Titus said...

That's delighful, Kay. I love the last line ending on 'together'. Opens up another world at the end of the poem.

Susan said...

Your word portrait is quite as beautiful as the picture. I would spend time there with you.

Daryl said...

i could live there happily . does it have wifi? ;)

Mara said...

Yes, I completely get the sentiment behind both poem and photograph.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

While you are imagining sipping tea outdoors with a friend … I will imagine that friend is me. :)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Oh my gosh Kay you would have loved my little place in Asquith then. I'll get round to posting about it sometime!

Pretty sure that's a rose climber on the roof and have to tell you that is Lavender on the bottom left. But as this is the imaginary garden - why can it not be heather, indeed?! What a little beaut this is. YAM xx

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is beautiful, Kay. I could also live quite happily in such an environment, with books(and computer!), and a good dog. Such bliss. I think the plant in the bottom left is lavender. I'm never without one in my garden.

Helen said...

I would join you in this imaginary garden, for tea .. maybe lemonade?

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Kay, I, too, dream of a garden like this; however, I'd need a gardener to keep it up!

The simplicity of this poem... like it's all one needs... and it's true. Has the feel (without the romantic implications) of "a jug of wine and thou..."

Would love to sit in this garden and sip a strong cup of coffee with you. Amy

Jinksy said...

A dream garden, for sure...

Marian said...

add a cup of tea and i'll meet you there. :)

kaykuala said...

It would be fun to be surrounded with greenery. More so when having tea for two! Nicely Kay!

Hank

Abin Chakraborty said...

so many of us identify with this.very sweet indeed.

Laurie Kolp said...

How sweet it would be!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Not only do I love the idea of this little home, but also the idea of time to think together!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Wonderful, as always...