Pagosa Springs Artists

Diversity From Mystery


Showy red sumac
set September aflame,
magnolia flaunts crème rose
in spring blossoming

The forest’s mighty pin oak
wears a great prickly halo,
verdant in June, but in autumn
glowing burnished gold

Small scrappy dogwood
boast in Easter season
the shape of Christ’s cross
in blood-tipped flowering

From woody bones of naked trees,
an immutable winter mystery,
bursts kaleidoscopic color,
au printemps diversity.


first published in The Oak

©2013 Bonnie Manion


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