bog and briar

Written by: Anthony Slausen

we've slogged through bog and briar
to coddle the pond "tranquility"
this emerald within an emerald
of tender water~ lilly harmony

indian paintbrush to whisk memory
winged flutes seep from maple trees
her sweetened songs will tear the eye
if you let it be-just let it be

the sun glances of the endless green
speckles it with flakes of gold
soon shadows of the great unknown,
will chime its time to head back home

so we leave, thorned and blissfull 
eaten by this humble eden
can we ever recoddle happiness
garnished in bog and briar