Impossible?

Dream the impossible godthe one that goes to the marketpicks out a damaged mangoand eats it on the bus ride home Talk to the impossible godtell her how your dishwasher brokewhile hands submerge in sudsshe’ll listen and pat your shoulder Hug the impossible godall soft, yet strong in embracethen catch her gaze and hold ittil … More Impossible?

Queen Anne’s Lace

Call me Queen Anne’s lace, wildflower of convention thriving outside tidy gardens Call me Bitter Root supporting lacy blooms nourishing but also pungent Call me Ephemeral my daintiness short lived till curling up inside myself Call me Tenacity I’ll bloom again once more Rid yourself of me? Not a chance   Top photo from my … More Queen Anne’s Lace

Lavender Roses

Lavender roses and columbine in my garden they call home are content in their rooted destiny, rejoice in release from dark soil At sunrise on my own accord I walk outside to smell their sweetness, the flowers meditate with me and teach me their scented dharma   Top photo courtesy of Pixabay

Cusp of a Cycle

creative expression seems frozen still even after the equinox  it snowed today clouds are steel grey trees dormant and bud-less  yet foliage appears in the garden as returning crocus emerge creativity is perennial     Photo from my personal collection.

Perhapsing

A woman sits alone, a cane her only companion perhaps she is resting her legs a bit before going to market perhaps she is waiting for her lifelong lover to meet her in the gardens perhaps she’s remembering a time long ago when they sat at that place and first kissed perhaps the flowers inspire … More Perhapsing

Garden of Words

Hibiscus is a tasty word; it rolls around in my mouth like chrysanthemum, mimosa and sweet, sweet alyssum I always sing forsythia and toe-tap honeysuckle; wisteria leaves me wistful; oleander makes me smile Forget-me-nots jog memories and I just love bleeding hearts; periwinkle is so playful in the garden of words that I love Do … More Garden of Words

Calico Garden

In the calico garden where bolts line up in even rows of pristine potential she touches the textiles to feel the cloth speak then picks indigo blossoms tilled in a landscape of teal She’ll cut and pin and stitch together a new shirt to get wrinkled and worn and possibly torn fulfilling its purpose to … More Calico Garden

For Pam

For years on my birthday a package arrived, Two or three heirloom iris bulbs selected After pouring over catalogs during summer When I’d visit my gardening friend An autumn birthday is a perfect time For planting bulbs for summer An exercise in patience For both me and the bulbs Just as lilac purple is spent … More For Pam

Perhapsing

A woman sits alone, a cane her only companion perhaps she is resting her legs a bit before going to market perhaps she is waiting for her lifelong lover to meet her in the gardens perhaps she’s remembering a time long ago when they sat at that place and first kissed perhaps the flowers inspire … More Perhapsing

Berry Blues

I was sorting and rinsing berries when my daughter grabbed a handful from the colander. “I just love blueberries,” she said tipping her head back to let them tumble into her mouth. I was grateful she dropped in to share her busy day with me, grateful to share my two-pound blueberry bounty with her. “Do … More Berry Blues