Alexandre Dumas
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
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.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Shanyu says:

    This is sensual. Love the flamboyant words and the subtle segue into eras.

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