When nature disappears from a front garden

“We, O Nature, depart,
Thou survivest us! this,
This, I know, is the law.
Yes! but more than this,
Thou who seest us die
Seest us change while we live;
Seest our dreams, one by one,
Seest our errors depart;
Watchest us, Nature! throughout,
Mild and inscrutably calm.”

(M. Arnold in The youth of man)
Chaudfontaine (B)

A garden full of lines and colours

“The Lord God planted a garden
In the first white days of the world;
And placed there an angel warden,
In a garment of light unfurled.
So near to the peace of heaven,
The hawk might nest with the wren;
For there, in the cool of the even,
God walked with the first of men.”

(D.F. Gurney in God’s garden)
Liège (B)

Face to Face

“Stand face to face, friend…
and unveil the grace in thine eyes,
All care let buffetting winds bear away;
For in the golden house of the singer
the voice of lamentation may not be.”

(H.M.F. Bantock unknown title)
Herstal (B)

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