One hour in sunshine every morning is the best Zeitgeber. Residential group settings for people living with Alzheimer’s … often include access to a garden designed for safety, way-finding and place-awareness.
—John Zeisel, I’m Still Here
The courtyard’s small, but pleasant in its way:
young birches, laurel, and a bed of roses,
a winding path, picked out in red and gray,
the painted wrought iron chairs where, one supposes
Anna M. Evans: “I wrote ‘Zeitgeber’ in my studio at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts this summer, as part of a series of poems arising from my work with Alzheimer’s sufferers. The order and faint repetition of the sonnet sequence seemed the only way to make sense of this nonsensical disease.” (website)