Cities and suburbs, real and imaginary.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

spring and autumn flowers, fruits, and grasses

spring and autumn, flowers, fruits, and grasses

she had matching screens
blocking the light
in her paper
bedroom: painted screens

hydrangaea, strawberries,
hyacinth, squash blossoms,
narcissus, roses, cat-tails -
placed in the season that birthed them.

spring, summer, autumn,
she stepped from behind the screen
smiling at me from winter
white porcelain jars of harvest with
long nights and nothing to do
but
blossom.

(author's note: I changed the date for this to come out today, since the entry I pre-dated for the 29th magically appeared by itself far too soon... Bumped everything else up a day as a result. Blogger can be weird sometimes.)

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