Most of us don’t have the resources to attempt anything as magnificent as the land works left by our ancestors, but we all still need to feel a connection with the cycles and elements of our planet.
We need to create our own sacred gardens; a spot where we can pause, feel good and get in tune with ourselves and the planet. It can be a whole garden, a corner of a garden, a window box or a even a pot by the door. It really doesn’t matter as long as it helps us to reconnect.
I love these lines by Pope that describe so perfectly the act of creating sacred space.
Lines by Alexander Pope to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington:
“Consult the genius of the place in all;
That tells the waters or to rise, or fall;
Or helps th’ ambitious hill the heav’ns to scale,
Or scoops in circling theatres the vale;
Calls in the country, catches opening glades,
Joins willing woods, and varies shades from shades,
Now breaks, or now directs, th’ intending lines;
Paints as you plant, and, as you work, designs.”