Pagosa Springs Artists

Chrissie's Garden


Rosemary is for
love child,
wild rose,
your own dance

Parsley is
lively and arty:
garnish of life,
a spirit so hearty

Piquant chive,
cut to be a wife;
nicely spicy,
a poignant life

Basil grows
a gourmet:
but seeds
a skeptic,
brambles the rose

Nasturtium, color
of primal needs:
yours to birth,
to fashion,
to feed

Thyme toujours
tempers le fleur:
nor pain
just beguiles

Lavender paints
your memories:

Savory sage
seasons you best:
your life
now mellow,
harvests circumspect


first published in Poetry of the Spirit Anthology

also published in GLORY IN THE ORDINARY Chapbook

also published in Chicago Poets & Patrons

also published in The Wilmette, IL Public Library

also published in The Evanston, IL Public Library

©2009 Bonnie Manion


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