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Orchard Odes, April-September

Sep 25, 2015

April

April is anticipation...

is ants emerging into the light in long lines of hunger

is buds beginning to bulge

is dandelions dazzling with their yellow crowns

 

You got something to say April? 

I'm listening...

 

 

May

It's a miracle really,

when the petals finally curl open

and a flower becomes itself

 

How many things open themselves so fully

to life?

 

A blossom is an invitation~

take, eat, this is my pollen

 

An apple tree needs more than itself 

to create fruit you see

it must receive pollen from another tree

 

and so the wasps and bees receive nectar 

in exchange for being a pollen vector

 

Consider the connections

between bees and trees

between folks and their fruit

between what we know and what we believe

 

the apple blossom keeps a promise

to open, offer and receive

 

ask me in what I believe?

an apple carried on the wings of bees

 

 

June

June, your heat is here too soon!

Where is your summer shower

making earth a greener bower?

This warmth is making me swoon!

  

 

July

These deep days of summer stretch time

with lingering light long into the night

each moment a marathon 

running to keep up with itself

 

 

August

The arms of the orchardist stretch to reach the boughs

the boughs of the apple tree stretch to reach the sky

It looks like they are dancing together

in a tree tango, or a wild waltz 

 
 

September

And here they come! 

Ripe, ready, round, red,

green, golden, globes,

sweet, sour, sharp,

fine, firm, fleshy fruit

 

The apples are here! The apples are here!

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