Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Soon as I finish this I am going outside to dig up some Japanese Maples for the Trade Fair. Not so many this year, just three. It'll be cool to get the tree growth report from people as over The Trade Fair's history so far, a few dozen trees have gone home with people. Think any one wants a white pine (Native's Great Tree of Peace)? Think I'll try a couple. Most anyone will take perennial flowers. This year I will again bring some "I don't know what the heck they are" perennial flowers. I might learn their names from some one. John Roche's houseplants made the trip to New Mexico. I think it was by stretch limo, you can ask him for the story. 
                                                           ---Alan Casline


along with their bedding and books being packed up, the room is filled with all those moving on but in no hurry about it.

many hands chip in for clean up.  

extra food stuff is distributed

cartons of eggs named for poets who will digest them

who’ll take the two open gallons of milk?
Maril will take milk “We were going to buy some on the way home”
but won’t take the near full carton because Bob is going to be away and we only need three days’ worth.

large bag of granola and small bag.
whose household has more mouths to feed gets the large bag

will someone please take the Genesee Cream Ale?
if not we may find ourselves drinking from these cans next year because I’m not drinking it.
I’ll just bring it back, a year older and no wiser.

there is a milling of poets with nearly filled backpacks at the free tables.
 hoping to snatch up a last few tidbits 

a small quiet deal is made about a poem and a little book to put it in

books can be put away for another day – living plants need to find a home.

John Roche can’t find one for the magical climbing house plant that will grow thousands of yards in a single year and sticks to walls, windows and roof tiles cutting out sunlight and making doors inoperable.
I can’t imagine why?
he takes his plant back home with him.

the Trade Fair grounds empty only a few staying for the last clean-up.
my two corn flower plants not taken. 
my plan to plant them on the grounds at field edge
Michael thinks there is room at his place and takes them ‘
they are beautiful blue flower
they will spread like crazy that’s the only thing but they are easy to control, just pull up easily

I don’t know to tell him: Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas, and is famous in the Lady Grey blend of Twinning’s.

I gather extra handouts.
if I get around to it, these can be added to mailings for those who might have been here.
                                                                                                                                            May 17, 2015
                                                                                                                                                 Gell Center
                                                                                                                                near Naples New York

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