My Garden

Thomas Edward Brown (English 1830-1897)

Oxford Book of English Verse


Poem

A garden is a lovesome thin, God wot!
Rose plot,
Fringed pool,
Fern'd grot–
The veriest school
Of peace; and yet the fool
Contends that God is not–
Not God! in gardens! when the eve is cool?
Nay, but I have a sign;
'Tis very sure God walks in mine.'

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