Saturday, June 6, 2015

Time's Shortest Season





From Heaven’s dripping eaves the lawns and leaves and gardens drink
And buds, bound by God’s timing burst in floral purple-pink
I think that June must be a glimpse of what awaits beyond
This little dot of blue beneath a sweep of azure bond

Like love’s soft-metered serenade, breeze-notes waft on mid-day
And up among the leafy tress nature’s balladeers play
I think that June must surely be Time’s fairest madrigal
Where every flower is a maiden fit for earth’s fine ball

The tempest of tick-tock can turn the raven lock to gray
And strip the plume of bloom and June of green-enveloped day
I think that June must weep as moments seep from Here to There
Where all the while sweet summer’s child plucks flowers from her hair


Before the door to nevermore swings shut on soundless hinge
Before the ballroom floor of earth is decked with withered fringe
Come, meander the meadow bent with months leading to fall
For I think June must be Time's shortest season of them all

© Janet Martin



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