mallard posed poolside
zen duck vibes reverberate
peace in the garden
ground heaving color
tulips put on a grand show
full-fledged spring glory
tossing and turning
roused from winter slumber deep
soon fully awakegarden overseer
lithe “Rebekah at the Well”
into pool gazing
still liquid canvas reveals
through soaring skied dome
enter vast Sunken Gardens
in another world
The Sunken Gardens was constructed
in 1930 as a WPA project for unemployed
men during the Great Depression.
The garden has two reflecting pools and
a cascading waterfall.
It features an annual floral display of
more than 30,000 individual plants
which is redesigned each year to suit
a new theme.
Completed in 2005, a major renovation
of the garden included two new statues
and the entry pavilion with its metal
dome representing the four seasons of
the city’s skyline.