Let us meander, shall we, through the tall
Fox gloves, the larkspur, the holly hocks, on
The herringbone brick path that anchors all
The mayhem of this wild cottage garden.
Let us wander by the sections, each bed
A riot of green with lavender, blue,
White, and pink spilling out of petaled heads
And unfurled buds to catch each other’s view.
Let us listen for the drone of the bees
Deep at work within each flower’s heart, their
Sunny hum the backdrop of this lively
Yard of blooming fragrance that paints the air.
Let us rejoice for blossom and for leaf--
Twin antidotes to misery and grief.
Juleigh Howard Hobson
Julie Howard Hobson's poetry has appeared in many print and online publications, as well as anthologies, including The Alabama Literary Review, The Lyric, Able Muse, The Raintown Review, Sugar Mule, Mezzo Cammin, and The New Verse New. The poet has also served as assistant poetry editor at Able Muse. A poetry collection, Remind Me, is forthcoming from Ancient Cypress Press
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