Breatakingly gorgeous, Mark. Don't know how long you've had this house, but did you create the water feature, or was it there? I'm guessing that Stanley is enjoying paroxysms of delight looking down on this from his cloud...
Thank you, Catharine! I think this is my fourth summer in this garden. The pond came with, as did the walkways and shapes of the beds, but I've been engaged in a process of remaking otherwise. I think this is the best year yet, if I do say so myself, and I do imagine Stanley would have liked it. It's a lot bigger than his garden, though he had the marvelous skill of making a small space seem immense. You can't see them in this photo, but there's actually a patch of a white-flowed Japanese anemone transplanted from his Provincetown garden here. I'd like to gather things from other poets' gardens... but so far only that one lovely thing, which blooms in September.
Markbeautiful photograph of your remarkable garden.a treat to see it again.thank you.
A new fan hear of Mark Doty, thanks to Garrison Keillor's offering of his poem "In the Community Garden" maybe two weeks ago. First available at my local libary, Dog Years - which I read, celebrated and wept with having an elderly dog, 14, Mr. Dobie Douglas! Mr. Doty, I also read your most poignant answer to an interviewer's question as to why poetry is still relevant today - beautiful! I am looking forward to receiving your poetry from my Amazon order soon. Hurray for Garrison Keillor for introducing poetry lovers to great poets!
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