A marvelous way to describe the magic-makers of the world, whether they grow their gardens in writing or any other medium.  People from whose heads paths lead to sunny cities! 

Do you know anyone this could describe?  I can only think of a few people with this quality, one of whom would be Gorky’s grandmother. 

Why?  Ah, that is to be revealed in a forthcoming handful of posts. 

There are those who grow

gardens in their heads

paths lead from their hair

to sunny and white cities … 


Source: Zbigniew Herbert, ‘A Knocker’, quoted in Seamus Heaney, Finders Keepers: Selected prose 1971-2001 (London: Faber and Faber, 2003), p. 181

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