Au Vieux Jardin

Au Vieux Jardin
By Richard Aldington

I have sat here happy in the gardens,
Watching the still pool and the reeds
And the dark clouds
Which the wind of the upper air
Tore like the green leafy boughs
Of the divers-hued trees of late summer;
But though I greatly delight
In these and the water-lilies,
That which sets me nighest to weeping
Is the rose and white color of the smooth flag-stones,
And the pale yellow grasses
Among them.

1 thought on “Au Vieux Jardin

  1. A mouth from war trenches in a once drained trench mouth of a world deep in the water and blood yet finds in nature a love commensurate with a deep philosophical peaceful beauty of life and imagism’s thinking.

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