Of what complacence every morning now
Our unpretentious garden is the scene!
But yesterday to transports we were moved
By our young Omi-Kin-Kan’s coronal.
Today our infant Turk his leafy sprouts restrains,
And duly offers us one small plump fig.
From a Garden in the Antipodes (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1929)
9 April, 2005