Plant Dreaming Deep Author:May Sarton To an old house in New Hampshire, Poet-novelist May Sarton brought a European heritage, a passion for gardening, and a need for solitude. In this sequel to I Knew a Phoenix, she tells the story of what compelled her to seek roots in a remote village, of finding her house, of what the planting was like and what has grown from it in ten years of s... more »truggle. Here we meet not only the poet herself, but all that surrounds her-theanimals, birds, and occasional humans who are "friends of the house," the violent changes of the climate-all that makes New England such a challenge to it's inhabitants.
The book is dominated by the house itself, for as Leonard Woolf says in his autobiography, "what has the deepest and most permanent effect upon oneself and one's way of living is the house to which one lives." .....« less