The Holiday House Lawn


The fractal sea of surprising greenery,
clipped and de-contextualised
to this ship in a bottle:
subtracted, flattened and reduced
before re-erection in stale
miniature
of the countryside tamed.
The wilderness a pale memory
through the safe glass of civilisation.

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8 thoughts on “The Holiday House Lawn

  1. I’ve always thought the desire to turn lawns into a kind of carpet-like perfection(clipped and de-contextualized is a perfect visual for that)–a non living object the model for a living thing, just insane. Lawns are nice, up to the point where they become obsessive, and that’s the feel I get here–control control control, over everything. Like brian, give me the wild. Very good work for a tired man.

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