"We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike." ~Maya Angelou

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day: April's Flags of Fanfare

All the flags of the world ruffle and flutter,
moving to the anthems of early Spring;
beauty and blush, lavender and bronze, 
sapphire, gold and purple velvet.


Royalty never wore their riches so well,
for these ladies are completely unadorned, 
no trumpets sound, none bow and scrape.

We are blessed to catch sight
of their glory once each year,
banishing all memories of tulips.

It is not for thee or me that they bloom,
but to woo the sweet bees, large and small,
those supremely necessary friends.

Iris merely stand, silently unfurl their delicate selves,
and breath loveliness into the world around.



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