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Tranquility. Transformation. Transcendence

Tranquility. Transformation. Transcendence. The Enchanting Promises of Public Gardens


Emotional and sensual, nature evokes feelings from deep within our souls. All of our senses come alive from the aroma of fragrant blossoms and decaying leaves to the caress of gentle breezes and gusts of sleet against our cheeks.


This is the way with poetry, as well. And when the two are blended, nature dances to the music of poetry. Every syllable, every breath, and every image are to be savored and allowed to prompt joy, contemplation, and intrigue.


Grab a cup of tea, a glass of lemonade, or some wine and cozy up with this book. Tranquility, transformation, and transcendence is what Mary K. Doyle insists you will find when strolling through the seventy-two poems and photos inspired by the natural treasures found in three Chicago suburban public gardens—Cantigny Park in Wheaton, The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, and Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. An enchanting oasis awaits you.

Tranquility. Transformation. Transcendence

  • Gift Book of 72 Color Photos, 72 Coordinating Poems


    228 Pages


    ISBN 978-0-87946-726-5 

    ACTA Publications

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