‘August Reverie’ by Angela Porter The Society July 12, 2014 Beauty, Poetry I walked around the garden, and did think. If I had my own how would I create? With enclosed space I’d make myself here sit. Comfortably, and I could have tea and cake. From broad leaved plants a wooden structure made. Encouraged Ivy, wrap and grow agreed. And reached the clouds, a giant gave shade. Magnolia, high blossoms mixed and spread. And what prevents those plans, but these strong winds? Designed my dreams, and nothing there was built. And what sets traps, but these two walls behind? Soft creaks, strange branches have metallic rings. So, with these basics I could make, perhaps, Plans, but winds stir up finding the small gaps. Angela Porter is a poet living in England. Featured Image: “Lady in a Garden” by Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922) Related Post Ballade on the Man Who Could Have Killed George Washington “But it was not pleasant to fire at the back of an unoffending individual…so I let him alone.” —Major Patrick Ferguson, British Expeditionary Force ... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.