Stonington Gardens by the Sea


Gardens cat dressing

It was lovely – on Friday, performing in the Como Children’s Garden – where children plant, tend, cook, and eat!, and then in front of the Library in Stonington, where Beasts rambled and cavorted variously with those who were in attendance at the Stonington Garden Club’s Gardens by the Sea event.


Gardens como sign

By the grace of a grant Marya wrote back in January, appealing to the Town of Stonington, the Mystic Paper Beasts and poets were able to collaborate with the Garden Club, offering bright moments of glee, mystery, curiosity! And Marya was even able to pay everyone!
Some came for both days, some for one.

Gardens serena


Beasts and poets included:
Dan Potter
Jakub Margosiak
Leah Moriarty
with her little Zaia
with her little Maya
Jessica Cerullo
Valia Cerullo
Sarah Page
Lana Orphanides
Sandy Laub
Joanne Sheehan
Seamus Gaumer
Serena Judge
Marya Ursin


Gardens mallow

A couple of people were ill last minute, but we had a full cast of happy rovers and poets! The poetry ended up being more performative, and, while some poems simply floated into the air, others caused pause and attention.
Costumed as various beasts, I had many animated and sometimes philosophical, sometimes downright silly, conversations with many.
Some performers were wildly physical, others were quiet.

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All in all- it was wonderful.
I thank the Stonington Garden Club, the Town of Stonington (in the form of Jeff Callahan and board), and all the performers, and all who attended, from wee 3-5 year olds in the Como garden, to the range of garden enthusiasts.

Gardens leah jabberwocky


Ahhhh, breathe… lovely.

namaste, marya

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