Monday, March 4, 2024

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

Here we are greeting
our first days of Autumn,
before the tree leaves turn to golden
and Morning Glory cycles through
beginning as blue,
then a brilliant purple hue
fades as the summer light
and sleeps again pink at night.

Other times will come and go
as the vine shines with every bloom,
before they fade to leave more room
for the greyer days of Winter.


Sunday, March 3, 2024


Every year in March
I wait by the bare earth
for any sightings of your birth
bringing an ever increasing joy of abundance.
First there is a tiny sign, growing higher,
then a white tip and a white stem
comes first.
One beautiful little crocus
showing itself
then growing in a day
to be a little mauve bud,
then an open bloom,
then a few little buds around
and finally the sound of me
cheering the happy family.
(And cheering you old friend, 77 years again)
The annual arrival of Mauve Autumn Crocus