Exceeding Expectations

deemed ordinary
delivering a spectacle
oh the muchness of marigolds

Not Done Yet

sweet September
unwilling to let
summer’s party fade away

Portrait of Summer

eternal rock
seasonal bloom
a passing butterfly


time stopped
eternity unraveled
in a visit to a petal


The garden’s harvested bounty
carries a weary spirit towards spring
in the colors of dried petals and the promise of seeds.


Marigold is the sun’s bride,
the guardian of goodness
at the garden’s gate.