|Precariously leaning redbuds, photo courtesy of Hubert J Steed|
|Dying pine, courtesy of Hubert J Steed|
For a collection of photos of the WSV Sasaki Garden in decline, visit the WSV Sasaki Garden & Landscape Bleak House & Pending Death gallery courtesy of Hubert J Steed.
Also, for your consideration, "The Garden of Love", by William Blake
I went to the Garden of Love,
And saw what I never had seen:
A Chapel was built in the midst,
Where I used to play on the green.
And the gates of this Chapel were shut,
And Thou shalt not. writ over the door;
So I turn'd to the Garden of Love,
That so many sweet flowers bore.
And I saw it was filled with graves,
And tomb-stones where flowers should be:
And Priests in black gowns, were walking their rounds,
And binding with briars, my joys & desires.
(Text from Poet Seers.)