Monday, April 16, 2018

At the Greenhouse

At the greenhouse, April's fierce wind stretches
plastic and wrenches the door out of square,
strewing empty black pots to who-knows-where,
tearing a row cover the pine tree catches.

I wedge the door shut. Warm, sacred silence
fills the low dome like incense. Muted light
eases my weariness. And though not quite
a chapel, I cannot tell the difference.

I rest my hands on soil, newly sifted,
loose, comforting. Worried whispers recede,
and the soil, crumbling softly, is a creed
of life, a magic mead I am gifted.

The fragile seedlings thus are holy fed,
While April tugs the plastic overhead.

Bayboro, NC
April 16, 2018
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7 comments:

  1. Very good. It captures the essence of your greenhouse life. :)

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  2. Keep on writing, great job!

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  3. Did you write this?? It's beautiful, and describes how I feel, even in my teeny tiny greenhouse.

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  4. 'Warm, sacred silence...'
    This whole piece is so very beautiful. I love it. Makes my soul happy.

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