Blue Only At The Edges

of the blue diamond
a new perfection

The Past, The Present, The Future

the garden’s rose bouquet
holding and offering the blooms of
yesterday, today and tomorrow

She Persists

the celebratory nature
of the garden persists
despite winter’s imposed dormancy

The Other Cabbage Rose

paradox of the purple bloom
petals holding both
snow and sun


all of beauty’s
every sustenance
in the simple rose

Decay’s Bouquet

stump blooms
a wood rose
flowering of fungi

Still Being With Her Whilst She Is Gone

rose arbor
in the afternoon

My Darling Rose

wild grows
my perennial love
her precious winter bloom


could we meet
in the space
between the thorns

The Hereafter

the bloom
after the petal bloom
twice born rose