Gardener at Heart - Book Two

To David Attenborough

Perhaps it’s the way you’re willing

to ride an elephant anywhere,

or the way you’re always putting on

a new kind of helmet...

Perhaps it’s the way you tell us

about the straightforward paws,

the little muddy nest,

the trace of nourishing dust...

Perhaps it’s the way you let that seabird

take off from your shoulders,

or the way you dig fast

so that we too can see the golden mole...

Perhaps it’s the smile you have

for that little black and white bird...


Or perhaps for sheer joy.

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