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For nine months there was no silence or rest inside the woven wall. He realized his garden was far from perfect.

He was also patient, intelligent, and bold. Los Jardines Secretos de Mogador. Some swore that everyone had committed suicide, or that they had given up their bodies as fertilizer for the plants, or that the crazed gardener had buried mogadpr, convinced that the trees would grow in the opposite direction–downward.

Paradise must be like this. Undoubtedly, its best form of life, its greatest expression, is seen in the impeccable geometry of a cube with lines of other woods inlaid at precise distances, thus revealing its exact proportions and multiplying the image of its perfection.

Rumors spread about what had happened.

The gardener was fine and was taking care of the garden with his usual enthusiasm, like someone possessed by the life of his plants.

He dreamed about abstract forms which sprouted from each other like fantastic plants, regenerating themselves according to a perfect equation.

It is a perfect object, the image not only of paradise, but secetos of God.

Los Jardines Secretos de Mogador = the Secret Gardens of the Mogador

The main frame had to be made of cedar from the Atlas mountains, or arz, because it is the only wood which takes many years, sometimes centuries, to understand that it has been cut, that it has been separated from its mother and has been given freedom.

He welcomed the king back and while he greeted him, his excitement grew proportionately until he could wait no longer and said that he had a surprise for him, that at last his garden was perfect. The white-tailed deer and the striped rabbits, which had made the place famous, also disappeared because of the nutritional needs of that small battalion of gardeners who took turns working day and night. He had returned earlier because of the alarming messages about the mental state of his cherished gardener, which for the past few months had been waiting for him in each new place he arrived.


Los Jardines Secretos de Mogador = the Secret Gardens of the Mogador (English, Spanish, Paperback)

Let me resuscitate in your dunes and anchor them with my roots. The king nearly fainted upon seeing his garden suddenly reduced to a heap of plants, half-uprooted and torn to shreds. Neither he nor his assistants left the garden for months.

You believed you were God and for this you will go to jatdines. That spring his happiness was as deep-rooted as the splendor of his garden throughout the summer.

Los jardines secretos de Mogador: voces de tierra – Alberto Ruy S├ínchez – Google Books

In Spanish, his most recent book: And just as it was told to me, I tell it again. Translated by Rhonda Dahl Buchanan Paradise in a Box Many inhabitants of Mogador earn a living from the art of woodcarving, especially using the wood of the fragrant thuya tree whose roots are like the deformed fingers of an immense hand plunged into the dunes. Another day he chopped all the tree trunks, converting them into octagonal columns.

The thuyas are low enough to see their brilliant treetops ripple like a wave that, because of the wind, never seems wecretos stay still. His flowers were recognized around the world as the most beautiful of every species. Arz cedar is used in the public baths, the hammam, because it is not weakened or deformed by humidity and easily resists changes in temperature.

A Fragment of the Book.

All of his efforts had paid off. As they walked together toward the closest of the twenty seven gates in the garden wall, the king spoke with amazement about the gardens he had seen on his journey. They also chose a gardener. The required cycles for the fruit trees to reach their peak had been completed in exactly nine years with great success.


En los labios del agua. He became exasperated by the unwillingness of certain flowers to resemble the geometric flower of his dreams. An arid reserve with chaotic mountains of wood piles. It only served to become what you will now see. Now even the king would recognize that the garden of all gardens was contained within that box. They incorporated infinite displays of water which sang at the foot of the pomegranate trees, along the corridors of oil palms and date palms, and amidst the wild henna bushes.

La peau de la terre ou Les Jardins Secrets de Mogador. And his happiness endured as long as the intense green of the leaves. One day he cut down all the flowers.

In order to make him not only a gardener, but the best of all, each of the three wise architects touched his head ceremoniously, bestowing their own dominant passion upon him like an extraordinary inheritance. Let me be the proud prisoner of all your movements. And so he began projects which emphasized the geometry of bushes, rows of trees, and cupolas formed by their intertwined branches.

In Spanish, Rights available in English En los labios del agua. In spite of all the efforts made by others, not even the most marvelous garden I have seen comes remotely close to ours.

Did you cut down my favorite cedar trees? It is the tree, not reduced, but elevated to the purest geometry possible. They erected pavilions, patios, and wide pathways which encouraged relaxation, contemplation, and encounters.