‘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) Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.