Monday, June 8, 2009

Emily's Garden

Roses blooming a myriad of color
deep red, violet, pink and pale white
these are Emily's roses
this is Emily's garden

Rich lush flowers grew abundantly
covering trellises, filling pots
hanging from the back porch
bright colors of the rainbow

Once so lovingly tended, each day
her small bent form could be seen
long elegant fingers worked their magic
in cool black earth

Now with the summers end
the garden grows wild
dissolute dandelions and tuberose
entwine Emily's roses

Gone the sweet scents she loved so
gone the shaded cool pathways leading
to a tiny carved angel next to a pond
creeping myrtle and ivy, choke
sweet William and her tiny forget-me-nots


Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is very beautiful! Rich im imagery and I can se Emily, tending her garden. Beautifully done.

rashmi said...

beautiful poem