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Tuesday
Apr122011

April Poppies

By Leslie Bridger

The poppies on the mountain

Have surrendered to my gaze

Each flower holds a halo

A subtle golden haze.

 

Each stem knows of its purpose

To hold its crown aloft

Each leaf will gather sunlight

Both delicate and soft.

 

How many seeds will scatter

When your evening song is nigh?

Your spring becomes a summer

In the twinkling of an eye.

 

The beauty that surrounds you

I will keep to such a time

When all that’s left are memories

Of an April that’s sublime.

´╗┐EDITOR'S NOTE: Leslie Bridger and his wife, Samantha, are currently Manager/Caretakers at Meher Mount. Photo by Leslie Bridger, April 2011.

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