Poetry in the garden/my blogroll

 

A garden should make you feel you’ve entered privileged space – a place not just set apart but reverberant – and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.

— Michael Pollan, Second Nature

Hohenheim garden, Aug 23, 2016, enclos*ure

I love that word reverberant.

Below are links to the poems from which I have taken snippets for many of my posts over the last five years (although it does need a little updating at the moment).

Please click on the title of a poem to link to its full text. Click on the poet’s name to link to a seller of one of his or her books (usually amazon.com or Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon).  The links to the sellers are not endorsements; I do not receive any compensation for them.

For my blogroll, please see the sidebar to the right.

BEING and EMOTION

Time” by Mary Ursula Bethell
(post link:  Garden of the mind)

The Garden Buddha” by Peter Pereira
(post link: )

Goldenrod” by Ian Parks
(post link: Recent finds)

Blind Joy” by John Frederick Nims
(post link: All our joy)

Of Mere Being” by Wallace Stevens
(post link: The winter garden: palms)

The Public Garden” by Robert Lowell
(post link: Take children, add water, part II)

A Country Incident” by May Sarton
(post link: sidebar epigraph)

The Waste Land” by John Beer
(post link: The Sunday porch: Palo Alto, Louisiana)

Spring” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
(post link: Bloom Day in April: purple irises)

On a View of Pasadena from the Hills” by Yvor Winters
(post link: Smiley Heights)

VIA” (48 Dante Variations) by Caroline Bergvall
(post link: Rocky road)

Fanny” by Carolyn Kizer
(post link: Coleslaw, anyone?)

 

CHILDREN

To Any Reader” by Robert Louis Stevenson
(post link: Paul et Henri)

Little Girl” by Tami Haaland
(post link:  The Sunday porch: as backdrop)

Loving and Liking: Irregular Verses Addressed to a Child” by Dorothy Wordsworth
(post link: Belesta, France)

Bon Courage” by Amy Gerstler
(post link: Summer shimmer)

A Girl Playing in a Sandbox” by David Wagoner
(post link: The Sunday porch: New York City)

 

COLOR

Love in the Valley” by George Meredith
(post link: )

This is the Garden” by e.e. cummings
(post link: Ribbon trees in Chicago)

Blue” by Robert L. Jones
(post link: Evolvulus ‘Blue Sapphire’)

Digging Deeper” by Phillip Carroll Morgan
(post link: O cabbage gardens)

 

FAUNA

Loving and Liking: Irregular Verses Addressed to a Child” by Dorothy Wordsworth
(post link: Belesta, France)

“Your head is a living forest full of song birds” by e.e. cummings
(post link: Baskets in the trees)

The Little Walls Before China” by A.F. Moritz
(post link: Les bovins)

Summer of the Ladybirds” by Vivian Smith
(post link: )

 

FINE DESIGN

Epistles to Several Persons: Epistle IV” by Alexander Pope
(post link: )

Windsor Forest” by Alexander Pope
(post link: )

This is the Garden” by e.e. cummings
(post link: Ribbon trees in Chicago)

Recollections of the Arabian Nights” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(post link: Shadow-chequer’d lawn)

The Parlement of Foulys” by Geoffrey Chaucer
(post link: The Sunday porch: Wellington)

In the Bower of Bliss – Faerie Queene” by Edmund Spenser
(post link: The heirloom garden in early fall)

The Botanic Garden” by Erasmus Darwin
(post link: The capitol and the conservatory)

I Wasn’t One of the Six Million: And What Is My Life Span? Open Closed Open” by  Yehuda Amichai (translated by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld)
(post link:  )

 

FLORA

Delia 31” by Samuel Daniel
(post link: Foix, France)

The Picture of Little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers” by Andrew Marvell
(post link: Bloom Day in March)

Saigyo Hoshi, Japanese poet, 1118-1190
(post link: Cherry tree clouds)

Ruan Dacheng, Chinese poet (1587-1646)
(post link: Creeping fig)

Symphony of a Mexican Garden” by Grace Hazard Conkling
(post link: Vintage hibiscus blossoms)

“Summer Images” by John Clare
(post link: A view of Sibylle’s garden)

Sonnet” by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
(post link: The winter garden: the White House )

A Bouquet of Zinnias” by Mona Van Duyn
(post link: Zinnias)

Cabbage Gardens” by Susan Howe
(post link: Flowers and cabbages)

Fanny” by Carolyn Kizer
(post link: Coleslaw, anyone?)

The Dandelion’s pallid tube” by Emily Dickinson
(post link: Salute to early Spring)

Goldenrod” by Ian Parks
(post link: Recent finds)

The Garden by Moonlight” by Amy Lowell
(post link: )

Sunflower Sutra” by Allen Ginsberg
(post link: Burgundy sunflowers)

The Parlement of Foulys” by Geoffrey Chaucer
(post link: The Sunday porch: Wellington)

Saguaro” by Brenda Hillman
(post link: The winter garden: cacti in Pittsburgh)

Planting the Sand Cherry” by Ann Struthers
(post link: Prairie strip, Washington, D.C.)

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now” by A. E. Housman
(post link: Painting the cherry blossoms)

Backyard Georgics” by Lance Larsen
(post link: Back on the sidewalk in Washington)

A Sprig of Dill” by Howard Nemerov
(post link: Dill(flowers) and sunflowers)

The Waste Land” by John Beer
(post link: The Sunday porch: Palo Alto, Louisiana)

Extreme Wisteria” by Lucie Brock-Broido
(post link: The Sunday porch: vine-covered, par excellence)

Hymn to Life” by James Schuyler
(post link: Early pink magnolias)

“Public Garden” by Alvaro Garcia,  from Para lo que no existe
(post link: The sago palms)

Wild Peaches” by Elinor Wylie
(post link: )

The Cycads” by Judith Wright
(post link: Portrait of the old king)

Totem Poem” by Luke Davies
(post link: Vintage landscape: lilac bush)

More Than Enough” by Marge Piercy
(post link: Summer shimmer)

Bon Courage” by Amy Gerstler
(post link: Summer shimmer)

Learning the Trees” by Howard Nemerov
(post link: Meridian Hill Park)

Summer Solstice” by Stacie Cassarino
(post link: The hollows)

Digging Deeper” by Phillip Carroll Morgan
(post link: O cabbage gardens)

 

FORSAKEN GARDENS

A Forsaken Garden” by Algernon Charles Swinburne
(post link: Ruins)

Time” by Mary Ursula Bethell
(post link: Plant list – Rwanda)

In an Abandoned Garden” by Han-Shan  (translated by Burton Watson)

The Walled Garden at Clondalkin” by May Sarton
(post link: Bagatelle Garden)

The Waste Carpet” by William Matthews
(post link: sidebar epigraph and The way we live (green) now in Rwanda)

 

LIFE IN GARDENS

On a View of Pasadena from the Hills” by Yvor Winters
(post link: Smiley Heights)

a song in the front yard” by Gwendolyn Brooks
(post link: The Sunday porch: behind Randolph Street)

Happiness” by Paisley Rekdal
(post link: Locke garden)

My Garden” by Thomas Edward Brown
(post link:  sidebar epigraph)

A King’s Garden World” by Saba (Fath Ali Khan)
(post link: sidebar epigraph)

Talking Back to the Mad World” by Sarah C. Harwell
(post link: sidebar epigraph)

Design in Living Colors” by Adrienne Rich
(post link: Life in gardens: Cornusson)

Solitude” by John Clare
(post link: sidebar epigraph)

A Country Incident” by May Sarton
(post link: sidebar epigraph)

Blind Joy” by John Frederick Nims
(post link: All our joy)

This is the Garden” by e.e. cummings
(post link: Ribbon trees in Chicago)

A Summer Garden” by Louise Gluck
(post link:  The Sunday porch: Pompeii atrium )

I Wasn’t One of the Six Million: And What Is My Life Span? Open Closed Open” by  Yehuda Amichai (translated by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld)
(post link:  )

The Waste Carpet” by William Matthews
(post link: The way we live (green) now in Rwanda)

To Any Reader” by Robert Louis Stevenson
(post link: Paul et Henri)

Little Girl” by Tami Haaland
(post link:  The Sunday porch: as backdrop)

The Public Garden” by Robert Lowell
(post link: Take children, add water, part II)

Fanny” by Carolyn Kizer
(post link: Coleslaw, anyone?)

Symphony of a Mexican Garden” by Grace Hazard Conkling
(post link: Napier, New Zealand)

Spring” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
(post link: Bloom Day in April: purple irises)

 

LOVE

At a Window” by Carl Sandburg
(post link: The winter garden: Illinois farmhouse)

En Eski Aşk Şiiri” by Jessica Jopp
(post link: On the Second Day of Christmas)

Wild Peaches” by Elinor Wylie
(post link: )

The Waste Land” by John Beer
(post link: The Sunday porch: Palo Alto, Louisiana)

Totem Poem” by Luke Davies
(post link: Vintage landscape: lilac bush)

Summer Solstice” by Stacie Cassarino
(post link: The hollows)

A Song: When June is past, the fading rose” by Thomas Carew
(post link:  )

Summer Solstice” by Stacie Cassarino
(post link: The hollows)

 

ORNAMENT

The Public Garden” by Robert Lowell
(post link: Take children, add water, part II)

The Garden Buddha” by Peter Pereira
(post link: )

The Bench,” by Mary Ruefle
(post link: The bench)

 

PLACE

Time” by Mary Ursula Bethell
(post link: Garden of the mind)

This is the Garden” by e.e. cummings
(post link: Ribbon trees in Chicago)

Escape Architecture” by Ange Mlinko
(post link: The Sunday porch: dogtrot in Texas)

En Eski Aşk Şiiri” by Jessica Jopp
(post link: On the Second Day of Christmas)

Houston in the Early Eighties” by Jessica Greenbaum
(post link: The Sunday porch: Houston, Texas)

City Elegies — I. The Day Dreamers” by Robert Pinsky
(post link: Here’s one little dream)

City Elegies — III. House Hour” by Robert Pinsky
(post link:  The Sunday porch: Petworth rowhouses)

I Wasn’t One of the Six Million: And What Is My Life Span? Open Closed Open” by  Yehuda Amichai (translated by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld)
(post link:  )

Fanny” by Carolyn Kizer
(post link: Coleslaw, anyone?)

Hymn to Life” by James Schuyler
(post link: Early pink magnolias)

Wild Peaches” by Elinor Wylie
(post link: )

Winesaps” by Dave Smith
(post link: Boxwood path)

 

READING

In an Abandoned Garden” by Han-Shan  (translated by Burton Watson)]

 

SEASONS AND WEATHER

A Song: When June is past, the fading rose” by Thomas Carew
(post link:  )

Spring” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
(post link: Bloom Day in April: purple irises)

Spring” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Work without Hope” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(post link: February flowers)

The Question” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
(post link: )

A Winter Night” by Robert Burns
(post link: A winter’s night)

The Dandelion’s pallid tube” by Emily Dickinson
(post link: Salute to early Spring)

A Summer Garden” by Louise Gluck
(post link:  The Sunday porch: Pompeii atrium )

More Than Enough” by Marge Piercy
(post link: Summer shimmer)

The Public Garden” by Robert Lowell
(post link: Take children, add water, part II)

The Snow-Storm” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
(post link: Lafayette Square)

Snow Becoming Light by Morning” by Jill Osier
(post link: Lafayette Square)

“if i have made, my lady” by e.e. cummings
(post link: )

Son of Fog” by Dean Young
(post link: Our garden in fog)

A.M. Fog.” by Mark Jarman
(post link: Our garden in fog)

Backyard Georgics” by Lance Larsen
(post link: Back on the sidewalk in Washington)

Wild Peaches” by Elinor Wylie
(post link: )

Totem Poem” by Luke Davies
(post link: Vintage landscape: lilac bush)

The Picture of Little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers” by Andrew Marvell
(post link: Bloom Day in March)

“As imperceptibly as grief” by Emily Dickinson
(post link: Into the beautiful )

Storm Ending” by Jean Toomer
(post link: Clear sailing)

 

SPIRIT/GOD/MAGIC

A King’s Garden World” by Saba (Fath Ali Khan)
(post link: sidebar epigraph)

Epitaph for the Tradescants by John Aubrey
(post link: sidebar epigraph and Just because. . .)

Sonnet” by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson
(post link: The winter garden: the White House )

A Country Incident” by May Sarton
(post link: sidebar epigraph)

The Little Walls Before China” by A.F. Moritz
(post link: Les bovins)

Song of Fairies Robbing an Orchard” by Leigh Hunt
(post link: Land of Flowers)

To Any Reader” by Robert Louis Stevenson
(post link: Paul et Henri)

A Sprig of Dill” by Howard Nemerov
(post link: Dill(flowers) and sunflowers)

A Forsaken Garden” by Algernon Charles Swinburne
(post link: Ruins)

The Shadow on the Stone” by Thomas Hardy
(post link: The Sunday porch: Druid Hill Park)

 

WEEDS AND THE WILD

Inversnaid” by Gerard Manley Hopkins
(post link: Beautiful weeds)

A Forsaken Garden” by Algernon Charles Swinburne
(post link: Ruins)

Epistles to Several Persons: Epistle IV” by Alexander Pope
(post link: )

Planting the Sand Cherry” by Ann Struthers
(post link: Prairie strip, Washington, D.C.)

In an Abandoned Garden” by Han-Shan (translated by Burton Watson)

A Forsaken Garden” by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Summer Solstice” by Stacie Cassarino
(post link: The hollows)

 

WORK

A Country Incident” by May Sarton
(post link: sidebar epigraph)

Time” by Mary Ursula Bethell
(post link:  Garden of the mind)

Fanny” by Carolyn Kizer
(post link: Coleslaw, anyone?)

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