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I sit at my window everyday delightedly staring
at my thickly overcrowded garden
plants trees shrubs solidly elbowing.
The earliest to brighten an open space of course
are the bulbs
purple white yellow & red
in clumps
circles or busily marching.

Next to arrive
the almonds crabs cherries
throw
a pink haze over the entire area.

Hopefully the magnolias
Remembering the frost bitterly
light their candles quickly.

THANK GOD FOR THE ROSES!

Huddling in small groups they colour brightly
orange vermilion yellow & blue
blank spaces...

Suddenly the autumn inhabitants
many of them striped like cats
stir & blossom.

MIDWINTER NOW
snow silence peace.
The skeleton trees shrubs & frozen bulbs
with gods assisting
are deeply seeking the essential bits
VITAL for the repeat miracle.

Note

200 shrubs, closely packed, elbow & jostle.

On the outer rim, ignoring frost & snow, the bulbs, gathering strength to march brightly, stir & swell . Behind the shrubs a row of trees flower brilliantly.

The blossom falls & before the roses arrive the garden darkens.

Thank God for the roses!

In autumn the heaviest plants prowl colourfully. The long winter works deeply, continually preparing for tomorrow's miracle.