An Exercise In Quatrains

In woven reeds, their basket shape
held fast by string ‘n glue,
stand stems of em’rald green that hold
tulips – peonies, too!

Above the reaching leaves that grow
beyond the basket’s edges,
dance petals of lilac; of white;
of crimson. Here, their pledge is

to rise toward the sun with all
their colour calling out
to attract pollinators as
they flit ‘n buzz about.

Image creditBorchee/Getty Images

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