garden, Jacquelyn Markham

concentric circles of cabbage

concentric circles of cabbage, photo by J. Markham

                  garden

 

circles

my mind

makes of this yard

 

reflect sun      moon

Neptune

its planets

 

compost contained

by white quartz

or maybe crushed sea shells

 

wild monkey grass

joins    sand spurs

carpets of mimosa

 

cardinal spears fight

trumpet vine for chaos

blackberry brambles win

 

thick heat tropical

nudges Autumn Equinox

here with perigean spring tides

 

floods and promise

of cool nights

subtle as poplar blooms

 

imagine a galaxy

of cabbages

concentric circles

 

kale  collards echo

green chard   purple

food flowers

 

 

balance the sun of greens

with moon of winter

flowers pansies violas

 

planets of rosemary

 silver thyme

I sift the soil

 

finger roots of sustenance

            breathe pungent

                        musty loam

 

see my face

            mirrored in deep

                        pools of earth

 

           

            Jacquelyn Markham