Is a pond the navel of the plot?

Wherever we have lived we have made a pond as an essential part of any garden or allotment, as if without it the land is not of mother born.

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A place to gaze into as a never ceasing swirl of life

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Life is drawn to this centre – to drink, to bathe, to reproduce, to over-winter

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Here, with the luxury of not having to do reconstructive work, we have been fettling this clogged orifice

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Removing the accumulated detritus

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to reconnect the umbilicus of life.

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