Granny, Granny, Your Garden Is Running Away

Lost Garden
by Janet Lewis


reading by Carole Heine

reading by Joan Haas                                                                                                                                             

Children asleep in deep meadows.

Young popples

Grew round the house

And a wasp nest hung in the door,

Silvery like logs.

Garden mint and sweet william

Lost in the flowing grass.

Granny Cadotte, Granny Cadotte,

Your garden is running away!


Granny, Granny, Your Garden Is Running Away
oil on canvas
81 x 12”

Janet Lewis. Poems Old and New 1918-1978. Swallow Press, Ohio University Press, Chicago, IL, 1982 p.20