Tuesday, February 07, 2012

On the Cause of the Odour Emitted by the Soil of a Garden after a Summer Shower

This should be the title of a poem. It's not, it's the title of a paper in one of the 19th century journals I'm perusing these days.

Just the title transported me to the time when the 18th century garden that I walk through at lunch to go to Mass was first planted, to some July afternoon -- or to last summer on retreat, when I got caught out a mile from the house in a rainstorm.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad that at least one scientist was curious enough to study this ;')