Author: robertdiamante

Sestina

A Box of Mother (Sestina) Robert Diamante   I flew to Texas to visit my Mother. She in the living room looking changed. Only two months since my last trip, now a box was there beside her whirling fluid into tubes forcing life into her   failing body. To see her overwhelmed me. My Mother, skin pale

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Robert Diamante Gareden Diary Backyard Dive in Denver Botanical Garden

That First Summer (or so)

Misunderstanding your backyard topography is the second biggest sin you can commit when creating a landscape. The first is not having a plan. I was drowning unaware. During the first summer in my new house there were sporadic bursts of life throughout the yard. Large thick leaves

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The Beginning

I wish you could have seen the backyard when I first bought the house. Today, I look out at the devastation I have created and wonder, have I gotten anywhere in 17 years? The house is a small cross-peaked New Englander tucked up close to the

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