“Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
MAKING A GARDEN
‘Tis time to go with spade and hoe
Into the yard to toil.
The shattered sash and other trash
Help fertilise the soil.
The broken glass which we amass
Ere springtime makes its bow
Will come in fine, as I opine.
For good top dressing now.
1912 ‘MAKING A GARDEN.’, Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 – 1954), 13 August, p. 5 Supplement: Unknown, viewed 25 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26122726