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Bearded Penstemon Wildflower and You   1 comment

Bearded penstemon-2883 art blogBearded Penstemon Wildflower — Computer Art by kenne

 

You

missing, bone
hard the trees
seep their white
bloom through stem,
tendril, leaf.

And your beard:
light curling
through the sweet,
dark hair, all
blossoming.

How far do
these white clouds
reach, from here
to that place
you are now?

— from “Poems from Paradise” by Windy Barker

Not so the evening primroses . . .   2 comments

Kickback Rock 07-30-12Cutleaf Evening Primrose — Image by kenne

Full
by Wendy Barker

Light splotches on the bed,
mesmerizing the morning.
Why rise from this dazzle?

But outside the kitchen door,
the first time in years, flickering
in the pittosporum’s froth, a dozen

dozen Monarch butterflies ignite
the green, their white freckled patches
shifting, rapid as a blink, and gone.

Not so the evening primroses
that open as the light is leaving
and remains even as the moon lifts

from the trees, even as you sit
steady above your book, until
you rise, and bring me your hands.

(Windy Barker is a poet and critic, and teaches literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Windy has been involved in several “Writer’s In Performance” events over the years.)

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