I’ve been busy gardening

John Clare:
Where last years leaves and weeds decay
March violets are in blow
I’d rake the rubbish all away
And give them room to grow

My favourite poem on gardens and gardening.  He’s not even in a garden, but he responds like a gardener to the wild flowers.   Like Wordsworth’s his heart was dancing but what he tells us about is the nurturing impulse.

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1 Response to I’ve been busy gardening

  1. Tina Talbot says:

    Lovely poem,lovely John Clare,lovely Jonathan Trustram x

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