Secret Garden, Northdown Park

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse30 Aug 2015

Hidden corners open
Through a swinging gate
For bobbing pigtails,
Running around berried shrubs

To carved wood gorillas,
Climbing frames and swings,
While figs and vines and nuts
Feed respectfully quiet birds.

But the small girls
Feel the need to fill
The peaceful void
With screams.