Cranbrook House and Gardens
the reflecting pool
The first thought is of natural beauty:
The second thought is of created beauty:
the reflecting pool.
the stone walls,
the iron rails,
The third thought is of wealth:
once upon a time,
did a family
call this home
that everyone lived this way?
The fourth thought turns inward back to me -†
appreciation for the art and architecture,
wonder at the nature
inspired by the creativity,
and relief that Iím not paying the mortgage on this vast estate.