The formal lawn

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Sebastian methodically measures
bright orange netting like an artist
marking out his canvas.

Full of tools
one wheelbarrow stands
forks, spades, brushes, stakes.

His mate kneels at one corner                                                             DSC06653 - Copy
carefully sifting soil, troweling edges
his head bent, intent on perfection.

A third man brings in a barrow
rich green turf,  all three
in harmony, finely tuned.

Please not – One of a series of poems written on my mini residency in June 2015 courtesy of the Poetry School and the London Parks and Garden Trust.

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