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"I must have flowers, always, always ..."
mother taught me about gardens ...
all winter she would ponder ... and make plans
selecting flowers by texture and shape
in a tapestry of colors
like bright sun jewels
and on planting "day" I wore an aquamarine sundress ...
~ we needed hardy flowers
for our changeable climate
and mother taught me to use color artfully ~
but no matter what we did ... by mid summer
the garden was a wild mosaic tangle
of tangerine nasturtium and lemon marigold
along with lilac forget-me-nots
and a mix of lavender and crimson snapdragons
oh, we had lost all control ...
~ we had painted daisies in saffron
and watermelon pink
and thrusting coneflowers in all hues ~
now, my garden is much smaller
yet I still have a vibrant array of flowers
a display of changing colors all summer long
that grow high, cascade, and tumble
I have climbing wallflowers in chartreuse
and every view is painted ... in hues
like watercolors saturated with sun
oh, I love the coral bells ... falling from baskets
~ let there be color and there is ... like magic
... colorful flowers dancing in the breeze
April 5, 2021 - Repost
Poetry/Free Verse/like watercolors
Copyright Protected, ID 04-1368-232-05
All Rights Reserved, 2021, Constance La France
Submitted to the Standard contest, A Brian Strand July 2 Contest
sponsor, Brian Strand, Judged 07/02/2021
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