Riverside Park’s Camellia Grove, Keats, Basho, and People Being More Like Plants

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The camellia garden suffered terribly in the tornado of December, 1997. The oldest camellias are 50 years old. They might have a century left.

What happens in the grove is an inverse mimesis–it determines the city outside it.

One response to “Riverside Park’s Camellia Grove, Keats, Basho, and People Being More Like Plants

  1. I love your long sentence “But certain camellias will stand five times your height…,”a great long all-embracing sentence like one of Gertrude Stein’s. A fine observation on the rewards of patience, with plants, with our city, and with ourselves.

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