Arrangement

The arrangement can only be made
from what is there in the garden
among the spring’s fresh birth.

Insistent rain enfolds
petals and blossoms
without hindering,
accompanies hushed birds
and muffled traffic sounds,
distinct only in retrospect.

Last summer’s basket
in which I would have laid each piece
hasn’t turned up —

holding the fresh-clipped stems in my mouth,
we carry each other.

Some taste bitter,
others earthen and whole.

13 thoughts on “Arrangement

    1. bussokuseki Post author

      Thank you so much for thinking of me – I am glad you have found something here that has resonated. The answer is complicated, as is my relationship with awards. I’ve written about it… http://wp.me/p2R0UA-bt

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    1. bussokuseki Post author

      Thank you so much. It was a line I particularly enjoyed writing, even if I wasn’t sure it would be meaningful to others… I appreciate you reading and taking the time to comment. Be well~

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  1. johnnycrabcakes

    “Some taste bitter,

    others earthen and whole.”

    Hmmm, makes me think of a salad that’s going on our menu, “The Spicy Dirt”, julienne radish, carrot, red onion, sweet Thai dressing on a bed of arugula and cress, yes, a composed salad….mmmm…
    Love this moment captured, I can smell the earth.

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