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July 22, 2016
Skylar Lindley, age 14
Many things to explore; many things to see.
The Vanderbilt garden is where I’ll hold onto the idea of peace.
The shadows of the trees that hover above me;
With towering leaves that sway.
The petals of the flowers embark a sense of purity.
Whether sharp or round.
The lavished sound of silence is wonderful to hear.
It gets me caught in my thoughts.
Sitting on a bench in the garden is such a pleasure.
There’s no place I’d rather be.
Isabelle Fleming, age 12
Only some have seen
The roses dance in a cold winter dream
Only some know
That beauty can wither, so to can it grow
But few ever see
That the coldest thing here is so often not me
Annabelle Fleming, age 12
Round, and round
Pushing free of the ground
Waiting still to be found
Round and round
Red fairy rising
Stratford to the sun
First there was many
Now is one
Wither and grow
Once it is there it wants to go home