Tiny White Flowers

Tiny White Flowers

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May poem

May by Jonathan Galassi : The Poetry Foundation


By Jonathan Galassi
The backyard apple tree gets sad so soon,   
takes on a used-up, feather-duster look   
within a week.

The ivy’s spring reconnaissance campaign   
sends red feelers out and up and down   
to find the sun.

Ivy from last summer clogs the pool,   
brewing a loamy, wormy, tea-leaf mulch   
soft to the touch

and rank with interface of rut and rot.
The month after the month they say is cruel   
is and is not.

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