‘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) NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.