the heavenly bamboo’s topped in new scarlet
growth, & the spurge foliage curls, fringed violet—
a pastel blue banner with pink gold purple
floral print ripples in a breeze, balloons sprout
beside the planter’s Lenten rose; crabapple
holds last year’s fruit against this impossibly
azure sky: guarding a red door a wooden
Ganesha plays the flute, holding one carved note
This is the final poem composed for the new collection (though not the final poem in the book in terms of sequencing), & it may be the final poem from the new collection to appear on the blog. The collection is titled Crow on the Wire & will be available for purchase sometime in March if all goes according to plan. It will be available in the usual places: lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & I’ll post more about this in due course, with all the relevant links & so forth.
Robert Frost’s Banjo is going on a brief vacation for the remainder of the week, but will return on Sunday, March 5th with the Sunday Music feature. See you then.