Steel Magnolias

Right now we are having to draw on a lot of our inner resources in order to feel our way through changing times. Here in Switzerland most places are closed and social distancing is in place but we are still, for now, allowed out in nature. Thank goodness for that I say, I would have hated to have missed the blooming of the beautiful magnolia, the fair subject of today’s poem.

Ms Magnolia

Can’t wait for you to flourish 

For your Spring buds to burst 

For when you bloom you nourish 

Your wisdom scents my verse

There is no other like you

Each year you catch my breath 

Too sumptuous for Haikus

You ooze with graceful text 

Silk ovals pink and creamy

By night, serene perfume

You make my soul go dreamy

Beneath the humbled moon

Ephemeral your beauty 

When summer’s fire appears 

Your petals now off duty

Cry down like giants tears

But I am not discouraged 

My fate could be much worse 

Can’t wait for you to flourish

For your Spring buds to burst

13 thoughts on “Steel Magnolias

  1. Gorgeous, and ephemeral is just the right word. About two weeks ago while walking my dog, I noticed a bright patch of Lilies of the Valley. Today, the flowers were gone. Pretty but not long-lasting! Nature has been a lifeline for me, too. 🙂

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