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Pinetum Gardens, Reflections and Robert Graves

We discovered a delightful garden, Pinetum Gardens in St Austell, today. We have been in many times to the Nursery and to see the Snowdrops at this time of year but never in to the whole gardens and it was a real pleasure, despite the heavy shower!  I loved both the Winter Garden and the Japanese garden and the poem which we found on display.

Snowdrops

 

Poetry is a feature of the gardens and there is even a special little poetry writing hut with some lovely poems written by visitors and with these words from one of the owners.

I had never read this quirky little poem by Robert Graves before and I love it!

Robert Graves poem in the grounds

There is so much more to see………….

 

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Clematis, A Cafe and Pablo Neruda

The centre of this White Clematis is very lovely.

We have been in St Austell shopping for a Fridge Freezer as ours has stopped working! On our walk through the town we saw this delightful cafe, The China Cafe, and wanted to stop for a coffee but it looked full.

The light at this time of the year is so glorious! This simple poem from Pablo Neruda explains it beautifully.

 

Ode to Enchanted Light – Pablo Neruda

Under the trees light
has dropped from the top of the sky,
light
like a green
latticework of branches,
shining
on every leaf,
drifting down like clean
white sand.

A cicada sends
its sawing song
high into the empty air.

The world is
a glass overflowing
with water.

 

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