Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Daylilies

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. Danish Proverb


Strawberry Candy

Siloam Dave McKeithen

Strutter's Ball




Behind a Wall

I own a solace shut within my heart,
A garden full of many a quaint delight
And warm with drowsy, poppied sunshine; bright,
Flaming with lilies out of whose cups dart
Shining things
With powdered wings.

Here terrace sinks to terrace, arbors close
The ends of dreaming paths; a wanton wind
Jostles the half-ripe pears, and then, unkind,
Tumbles a-slumber in a pillar rose,
With content
Grown indolent.

By night my garden is o'erhung with gems
Fixed in an onyx setting. Fireflies
Flicker their lanterns in my dazzled eyes.
In serried rows I guess the straight, stiff stems
Of hollyhocks
Against the rocks.

So far and still it is that, listening,
I hear the flowers talking in the dawn;
And where a sunken basin cuts the lawn,
Cinctured with iris, pale and glistening,
The sudden swish
Of a waking fish.

Amy Lowell

2 comments:

corefoundations said...

The daylilies are gorgeous. Mine are just trying to bloom, assuming the bunnies will ever leave them be!

Mother Nature said...

Thanks, Core.
Hope the weather is cooling for you up your way.