Wednesday, June 2, 2010

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hello June 2,

The following poem from Karen Jean Matsko Hood’s Frost of Spring Green, p. 24, represents this season well.

June Visitors

I watch tiny orbs

as floral buds swell.

First pea-sized marbles sprout

then expand to walnut sizing.

All the while the worker ants

snake on ballooning spheres.

Cycling networks of delight

Feast on sticky treats.

Sweet feed for their families

drip down succulent rounds of green.

Buds burst in the moment.

Petals show off pink satin that unfurls.

Fragrance intoxicates,

beauty musically exquisite.

Voracious visitors expose magnificence,

peony ecstasy.

Armies of ants return home

to feed their families

and defend their farm while

singing birds prime summer.

June visitors.

Karen Jean Matsko Hood ©2010

Dr. James G. Hood

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