For my cousin, Raina. Long ago, on a warm summer day - We embarked on a fantasy ride; We sniffed the flowering wild daisies - Strolled along the sylvan wayside. We unlocked the kingdom of Narnia, Found the embellished rusty key, The garden was no longer a secret; It stood long waiting for you and me. We sat by the blooming rose-briars, Smelled the fragrance in the crisp air, We lay on a carpet of strewn petals - Savoring moments so precious 'n rare. Geraniums wreathed the archways, The red-breasted robin sang in glee, We devoured the sweetest potion - Concocted by a nimble-feet faerie. Weeping willows kissed the river; Phlox-umbels rose from the earth; Pixies sprang out of laurel bushes - Playing trumpets of festal mirth. We painted pictures of foxgloves; Wore bowers of roses as a crown; We buried our faces in peonies - Glided around in a floral gown. We freed our souls of all troubles; Endless worries there were none; Our burnt bronzed 'n happy faces - Basked in the warmth of the sun. We rolled on the verdant grass green Our spirits were soaring and free; We were greeted by Mr. Moon-Face - Under the magical Faraway tree. The painted pictures of childhood, Floated before our child-like eyes, Of gilded swords 'n crooked manor - Chivalrous knights 'n druids wise. Forever, our happy little corner - Of merry 'n myriad fantasies; Tied in bundles of deep secrets - Far from drudging realities.
Cover Source: Mottisfont Garden
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