Paul Archer - photo Paul Archer - poet, translator



Keep Off The Grass

Your tour begins in the gallery
with its paintings of long forgotten vistas:
Arabian deserts, English pastures,
Asian rice-fields, Alpine meadows,
American prairies stretching to the horizon.

Now continue through to our museum
and its exhibition of rare specimens
of richly grained oak, sandalwood and pine
from trees that once flourished here on Earth
preserved for your grandchildren's children!

Gaze in awe at our amazing floral show;
each flower has been carefully replicated
from archive drawings with complete accuracy.
Visit our shop to buy a flower to take home,
each has its own particular perfume!

Before you go, don't miss the pride of our collection:
a patch of real, yes real, green grass growing
in a glass cabinet in perfect atmospheric conditions
with miniature clouds producing rain at timed intervals.
Chairs are provided for contemplation.

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