In an Italian Renaissance garden
I marvel at water features, trimmed boxwood and yew,
regal marble statues.
I wander Monet’s garden
a living Impressionist painting
Pastel water lilies float in Olympic pool ponds,
tourists jostle for space
wisteria scales his Japanese Bridge.
In an English landscape garden
I walk among flowing paths and tall trees
Perennial beds burst into bloom.
Snowy clematis creeps across my arbour
roses blush pink, delphiniums stand straight
Beauty and peace
in my garden
Like Keats, Gail seeks to capture the essence of the moment. Gail’s writing is a response to her natural and emotional environment. Her poems have been published in Blank Spaces, Wordscape, Arborealis and on CommuterLit.com. Her creative non-fiction has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Trellis, Heartbeats, Renaissance, NOW Magazine, Blank Spaces, Our Canada and More of Our Canada.