A Quote by David S. Slawson on beauty, certainty, design, feeling, garden, literature, nature, poets, and words

Poets and novelists are often moved to put into words the subtle qualities of the landscape, sometime purely for the beauty of it, and sometimes as a way of alluding to certain human feelings. Landscape design can translate such literary landscapes into three-dimensional form in the garden. Like the poet, the garden designer may allude to human feelings in his portrayals of nature.

David S. Slawson

Source: Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens, 1987, p. 131

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