Category Archives: Labyrinths

Physical and metaphorical mazes

Labyrinthine

Just before the rainy days, I managed to finish weeding and replanting the labyrinth for spring.  Lots of spinach, sorrel, herbs, and mustard greens remain and self seed each year. And this year some blue honey wart, too. Not to mention … Continue reading

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Dressed for fall

Just before the rain, I finished weeding, chopping and slashing, and used straw to outline the labyrinth paths.  It looks a little swallowed by straw at the moment, but it will all calm down with a little rain and time. … Continue reading

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Another poem at least partially about poetry…ekphrastic?

I know it’s been almost a week, but here’s another poem as part of the ekphrastic series, assuming a poem about a poem can be in that category. This one is by Jack Spicer, one of the poets Larry first … Continue reading

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Growth spurt

In March, the labyrinth was looking great. We were eating greens and herbs from it daily, and spring flowers were beginning to bloom. Two weeks of rainy weather, then sun, then travel, produced a dramatic burgeoning! By the time I … Continue reading

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Domestic Felicity

Yesterday was the day for pruning the labyrinth. I am a person who loves to plant and tend but hates to cut. My mother used to say she liked the look of wild gardens, and I guess I do, too. … Continue reading

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Labyrinthine

The tag line for this blog includes “a labyrinthine life,” because that seems to me the perfect metaphor for the shape of a life. We can always craft stories about what happened afterwards, but while it’s happening, life is mysterious, … Continue reading

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