japonisme: more than enough

03 June 2010

more than enough


The first lily of June opens its red mouth.
All over the sand road where we walk
multiflora rose climbs trees cascading
white or pink blossoms, simple, intense
the scene drifting like colored mist.

The arrowhead is spreading its creamy
clumps of flower and the blackberries
are blooming in the thickets. Season of
joy for the bee. The green will never
again be so green, so purely and lushly

grass lifting its wheaty seedheads
into the wind. Rich fresh wine
of June, we stagger into you smeared
with pollen, overcome as the turtle
laying her eggs in roadside sand.

Marge Piercy

More than Enough copyright © 2003 by Marge Piercy and reprinted from The Paterson Literary Review.

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Anonymous evan said...

loverly, as always

03 June, 2010 11:54  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you, my lovely friend

03 June, 2010 12:26  
Blogger Yoli said...

I could not take my eyes away from the images.

03 June, 2010 18:26  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

sometimes the need for certain beauty is almost a thirst

03 June, 2010 19:43  
Blogger Vesna said...

what a beauty,thank you so much

06 June, 2010 21:59  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you so much, vesna, for sharing it with me

06 June, 2010 22:39  

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