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Opinion: Why gardens and poems rhyme

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The Connection Between Gardens, Poetry, and Environmental Healing #

A solitary monarch butterfly amidst plum blossoms became a rare sight for writer and gardener, reminding her of the declining monarch populations. As she worked on her garden, she discovered the resilience of certain plants. The presence of the butterfly brought a sense of stillness and appreciation for the fragility of life on our planet. In a world filled with chaos and despair, gardens and poems can create spaces for reflection and reconnection. They offer the opportunity to acknowledge both beauty and grief, fostering compassion, and reminding us of our interconnection with nature. Gardens and poems embody the potential for healing and repair in a world facing multiple crises.