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ARDOR Literary Magazine - Issue Three, September 2013

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POETRY VOGEL GREEN GOD There is the ideal landscape that lives only in the mind. Every day you explore the difference between the two, knowing that you can see what no one else can. –VERLYN KLINKENBORG MARK VOGEL The garden fence frames red yellow white perennials swaying. Wild and free Turk's cap lilies, spotted waxy orange, romp and droop in excess at borders. The flowers do the communicating, though by the house stacked firewood rots with patience, and in the pasture rocks crawl so slow from the depths, on land beaten and washed by winds and water. The civilized constructed face—Asiatic lilies, viburnum, azaleas balance with daylilies, boxwood, phlox. Further down groomed paths stand tall grandfathers—rhododendron, lilacs. By the paddock bamboo has doubled, the growing almost visible. Under the buckeye a spindly laurel hides, observed only by the gardener's piercing godlike vision ARDOR | 54

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