Monday, 28 May 2007

The Landscape Pardoner

Roaming from shrub to bush
Thicket and border
Cape flowing, never rushed
Lackey’s ensuring all is in order

Public parks and private gardens
Large or small, size no issue
Once sentences, now pardons
Never too many, rarely too few

Making judgments, righting wrongs
His task to make the people pleased
For harshly treated lakes or ponds
Herbaceous borders and rockeries

Powdered wig and Supreme Court judgment
The Landscape Pardoner moves along
From municipal market to potting allotment
His work continues, never done

(c) 2007, Neil Gardner

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