Sunday, May 27, 2007

Life Ahead- Wine and Flowers

An Alpine Meadow
(Sierras, from Berkeley, 1967)

A splash of yellow on a field of green
Caused the bees to stir-
Raising hopes of winter honey,
Where snapdragons previously were…

Sunlit slopes and fragrant air
Keep the bees a-hum
Raising petal fetishes,
Where the bees are from.

What is your secret of activity
All the summer long?
I hope to break the meadow code
Of your flower song.

Harold L. Overton