I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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19 November 2016

Restorative

A couple of days of rain.
My jade plant straightens and grows taller.
The rosebush reaches higher, stretches wider.
The gardenia pours forth bloom after bloom.

My jade plant straightens and grows taller.
Its flat round jewels of leaves
glow greener in the sunlight.

The rosebush reaches higher, stretches wider,
looks renewed. Aged and tired in winter,
now it’s a vigorous youngster again.

The gardenia pours forth bloom after bloom
in purest white, stark yet soft, and the perfume
is seduction, is food, is transcendent heaven.


4 comments:

  1. "Transcendent heaven." How wonderful!

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  2. The garden has a wsy of regenerating itself.Very true Rosemary!

    Hank

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  3. Thank you for this walk through your garden

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