Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Flower Recipe

In the galvanized tin bucket I put

One part bone meal, one cup soil

three cups of lovely black compost,

And fold it all together.

I place the bulbs, sift the mixture in,

And tenderly pat the soil.

"Grow," my soul whispers,

Bring forth the tender green spikes

Which will reach towards the sun,

And bloom in vibrant appreciation

Of my labors.


Catherine Schmidt

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