Shepherd Garden, Inveresk Conservation Village, Scotland
Professor Joe Goldblatt
Teeming with Life
A tribute to Shepherd Garden and Her Gardeners from a Fan
Every gaze reveals some ethereal beauty,
The plump legged chickens scamper to see
The larger lives hovering above
And they too feel the deep love.
Seven decades of care
Created something so exquisite and rare.
A tribute to a fallen hero
Rising from the earth so
Words from children’s voices
May express successful life choices.
An embroidered garden reveals
Deep mysteries that now are permanently sealed.
A sacred refuge, an escape from daily strife …
Breathe in, breathe out views teeming with wonders of life.
The thousands of snowdrops, so tiny
Soon shall shout that life continues, nae, begins again,