from BENCHMARKS:New and Selected poems by Richard Dauenhauer.
(received from the poet . his new and definitive collection)
will pick this brief one to share:
EVERY GARDEN GROWS ONE
Every garden, no matter how well tended,
how beautiful, how perfect, how exciting,
is boring. But every garden edge
is something else, where the cultivation meets
the wild, and everything that gardeners
reject does well:the compost pile where lives
we zealous take as weeds repose
and somehow thrive, recycling themselves.
this has likely many associations...primitive or naive art
for example or in relation to icons with their strict canon
there are works like those of Elena Cherkasova
even in formal icons my eye may be drawn to an an
ornamental border as well as to the rather predictable figures.
I suppose that 'active imagination' ,serious day dreaming as it
were, in analytic psychology is an entrance into the place in the
inner world where the cultivated meets the wild...
well anyway this and a well done to Dick for a marvelous
gathering up of his old and new work!