Second Bloom

Azalea

 

Springtime azaleas
flowering in Autumn;
second bloom.

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Early

Christmas Cactus
At once both delicate and bold,
my Christmas Cactus blooms early,
impatient to display her beauty.

Sheltered

Sheltered near the house
grape-hyacinths and primroses begin to bloom.
I check the date!

A Question of Time

Why do other people’s gardens
always look better than mine?
With flowers in bloom whatever the season,
they’re dug over and weeded, planted and pruned.
I have to admit there’s a simple reason —
it comes down to a question of time.

Memory 2

Rose-bay Willow-herb
blooms beside the road.
I used to gather it by the barrow-load
to feed the goats.

Bloom

Radiant as the midday sun,
vibrant as the sunset,
in yellows and reds the lilies bloom
despite the sunless wind and wet.

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle does its best
to bloom without encouragement
from an absent sun.

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