On Watching an Amaryllis Bloom

On Watching an Amaryllis Bloom
A wild patience has taken me this far… Adrienne Rich

A patience expectant,
that is learning
by fingering shapes imagined
an artful piecing
of what has been
since the beginning,
and thought that is now,
and wonder at what could be;
while, oh glory,
intently, purposefully,
on the real:

the progressive
trumpeting of
blooming amaryllis jazz
that deepens daily
my hope in beauty.


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    I\’m not quite sure by what path I made it to your blog but I was truly enchanted – by your words,choice of art, and reflective musingsI, too, like fountain pensand poetry, and thinks that move me\”Consider the Lilies\” – yes, of course, that is what led me – something I clearly recall considering since age 8and now 52at 18 walked the \”religious\” pathand now, on occasion, sneaks a view with one eyeThank you for the lovely viewDiane in Mainewho once lived near NYC


  2. MperiodPress says:

    Diane, welcome, welcome! Thank you for your comment. I am glad you stopped here…by whatever path. Enjoy the lilies you encounter, blooming portents of coming glory.


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