The Shadow Garden. As the Sun paints new shadows of the Mountain Ash across my neighbour's car, the vague old silhouettes of family that age painted upon me dissolve, as I weather the middle years like a prisoner planning his escape to the country air where clear, crisp outlines of Roses will freshen up his garden.
Alexandre Dumas, French writer, was born today in 1802.
Robert Graves, British poet, writer and critic, was born today in 1895.
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