Jacaranda

Jacaranda

it seems everything this year

challenges the Jacaranda

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IMG_9416In spring its hidden buds 

endure a drought

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then whipping winds and rain

inflict a thrashing 

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today in the foyer of summer

in regal glory it stands

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its clusters of purple

touch the deep blue sky 

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passers-by halt as if they hear it speak                   IMG_9455

a language they seek to decipher 

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and there is a communal nod

for the earth’s generosity

Colleen Keating

 

jacarandas out our window

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