Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge

15 May 2012

Lilac Tercets

Overnight, purple and white
exploded on your boughs
against blue skies, you burgeon there

insisting on the now, the breath
revolves and calms me here
despite the ringing in my ear

be still, it whispers, be
amazed, let birdsong ease
the chill.  Be still.

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