“The visitor to the garden sees the successes, usually.
The gardener remembers mistakes and losses,
some for a long time,
and imagines the garden in a year,
and in an unimaginable future.”
“There are young trees in the ground.
The days are much too short, they go by too fast,
and we wish for rain
and the sound of water among the rocks.”
M.S. Merwin, “A Shape of Water”