Saturday, August 04, 2007


Originally uploaded by suttonhoo.

a found poem

My earliest exposure
to gardens and grounds
came [at] my grandparents' home

Among prodigious beds
of black-eyed susans
and hydrangeas

While planting tomatoes there
when I was eight
I uncovered a Moxie pop bottle
tilled under
40 years earlier

It was my first brush
with landscape archaeology
the field of remembrance
and conservation

I could scarcely ignore
the residue of history

Found in Charles A. Birnbaum's piece Cultivating Appreciation in the Summer 2007 issue of Dwell

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