Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Shed-Fever: garden office poetry

Another fine example to add to the folder of garden office poetry, Shed-Fever (inspired by John Masefield's Sea Fever) by poet, priest, and musician Malcolm Guite from his collection After Prayer. It's also featured in an excellent piece Guite wrote for the Church Times and he talks about his own writing hut in a separate CT article here. Here's a snippet:

I have a little hut at the bottom of the garden, which is called (more in hope than expectation) the Temple of Peace. I borrowed the name from Gladstone; for, in any house he inhabited, that was the name that he gave to his study. Not that my little hexagonal hut, which is, to be honest, no more than a glorified gazebo, would stand comparison with the spacious rooms, well stocked bookshelves, and lovely big desks that furnished the various “Temples of Peace” enjoyed by the Grand Old Man.


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