We are pleased to present a poem by Aryan Kaul, one of our poets in residence from London Open Gardens, about our garden mascot, Zelma the robin.

She thrives in the leafy enclave,

fluttering like restless life,

the garden protecting her

from man's concrete noise

drilling above her, a manufactured call

bartering with her serene chirping,

held back by the prickly refuge.

the vines that keep her close.