Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
We British and
the Americans are quarreling over territory again? This time over who has the
worlds’ smallest park. One, in Portland, Ore, (essentially a concrete planter)
is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest. But 5,000 miles away,
here in England we claim to have the smallest park. We are disputing whether Portlands’ is a park
at all? Portland responded with 'our park has leprechauns.
Does yours?' Leprechauns? Yes, that is right. The friendly feud has helped unearth
the curious story of a Portland quest to get the park declared as the smallest.
The gauntlet was thrown down when we stated it was just glorified flower pot. We
understand the definition of a park to be a fenced area used for recreation purposes. Portlanders have come to the defense of
their Lilliputian park. Someone put a toy soldier with a bazooka in the
vegetation as well as a defensive perimeter. The Americans have stated that
they a pretty good track record when it comes to taking on the Brits. They're
still smarting over that whole American Revolution thing,' said Mark Ross,
spokesman for Portland Parks & Recreation. However there is talk of a North Atlantic alliance. A sister park relationship between the two. At least we can fit a few squirrels in our park. Don’t
forget Friday 26th is Park Day hosted by Gizmo here. and Finnhere pop over to see details.
Portland's claim to the fame as its named by the Guinness Book of World
Records as the smallest park.
in Staffordshire, England.