Saturday September 24th 2011 Tim Candler
elderly Strawberry plants is a September tradition. Best done when
the ground is really quite wet, and after the summer leaves have decayed
to the point where they can be removed without recourse to clippers.
Here, where I am powerful, a four year old Strawberry plant is
ancient, she is woody and gnarled, and because it is only her berries
and children I prize, she is deemed tired and exhausted. It's
analogy I guess.
A bigger heart would let her be,
and he would do this on the understanding that in the grand tapestry no
single living thing has wisdom or dominion. Then a person looks around, he sees
how others manage.
And of the excuses the one I like least contains the word 'mine'.