I will dutifully stride
back and forth
gobbling up the grass
and spitting it out
in clumps

I will trim and shape
my hedges
slicing and shearing
making order
from chaos

these are my tokens
my gestures

but within my territory
between these green
this is my meadow
my bliss of nature
verdant immersion
my delight
where all wild things
are welcome

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. definitely agree, gardens should never be too tidy for the creatures that make their homes there 🙂 We have been pleased to see (with great irony!) as part of ‘The Cuts’, our local council has stopped cutting quite so much of the grassy areas near us and many meadow species are flourishing as a result 🙂


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