Dear Universe

by Alanna

The rhododendrons by my bedroom window

have burst open

globulous booms of bright magenta

glowing against gray skies

of these rainy May days.

Birds are busy about the feeder

occasionally lit up by the fiery orange plumage

of the grosbeaks, who have arrived

from their homes to the South.

The garden soil is freshly turned

We feast now on fresh lettuce

Skinny tomato plants shiver

waiting for sunny days to return

img_2138-1The dog’s face has whitened

and he is a bit unsteady on his feet.

Iris of pale purple line the driveway

standing tall in greeting

and in bidding goodbye.


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2 Comments to “Dear Universe”

  1. This is a lovely and uplifting poem.

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