Monday, March 21, 2022

prayer in March


Here I ask the seeds 
to push past mud 
to present hope

watching how answers 
in every fresh year
lie about

this yearning for mottled
softness to appear
under trees



Note: I liked the idea of using "past," "present," "lie" etc. as seeds that could be read in more than one way.

Pic: Our tea garden/my happy place. I have the remnants of my birthday flowers... but also a late amaryllis, and some early cyclamen, bougainvillea, begonias, hyacinths, and crocuses coming up! 

3 comments:

Gillian said...

This is such a happy place. Enjoy.

StephLove said...

Is that space inside or out?

Nice wordplay

maya said...

Thank you, Gillian and StephLove!
StephLove, it's a bit of both--it's a narrow South-facing strip with a window wall and no heating that was intended to collect passive solar heat.

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