Paradise on Earth

A collection of poems by David Morin

The Lost Garden

Deep in the heart of Perthshire was a small estate

Deer roamed freely through the rich woodland

In fact the small estate was self sufficient with trout, pheasant and venison

The lost garden started when Queen Victoria was alive

The start of the lost garden was an ornamental head pouring a continuous stream of water down into a long watercourse

Purple and yellow iris flowers lined the sides of the narrow watercourse

The water flowed gently into a large ornamental pond with a fountain in the middle

A multitude of various roses grew either side of the stream, their perfumed scent so apparent in the air

Time passed by. The gardeners faded away. Nature took over but one day, surely one day, the lost garden would be rediscovered and returned to its former glory