“To be endowed with a poetic frame of mind does not necessarily mean that one writes poems. It means that one experiences the world with a certain level of sensitivity and connectedness. ”
I am finding these letters poetic and moving. I am humbled and grateful to the author for being so.. giving of himself. As to the poem within this posting,..well, I didn’t expect to be so impressed. I read a lot of poetry and I think it’s REALLY good.
Thank you for your patience. It has been some time since I wrote to you. You asked if I could tell you how I first became interested in gardening and how long I’ve been a gardener.
You said that your aim is to take inspiration from what I might tell you, and that you want to figure out how to get started in gardening on your own.
Thinking about my boyhood years, I cannot think of a time when I was not connected to gardening in some way. Though I have no clear memories of it, my father had a small vegetable garden. I do remember helping my mother can fruits and vegetables—bushels of fruit and vegetables. She must have purchased them from area markets. I remember sitting in the living room, snipping beans, hulling strawberries, and the like.
When I was old enough to work in…
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