THE RED LILY
Eyes are seized.
A dark red lily capture your gaze
A stout green stalk supports
a profusion of delicate petals.
You must be cunning, to emulate
Nature's designs. You surround each bulb
with gray thyme to highlight
the lilies’ blazing color and design.
You plant three lilies, red, yellow and blue.
With too many lilies, they lose their luster
and shed their personalities and become
an amorphous jumble of colors.
The lilies form a triangle, where its diagonal.
points to a squatting Japanese lantern.
Ethereal Zen breaths and comes to life
Adorned with a muted cloak of green
The array of flowers pleases, but
They whispers a jealous lament, as
The red lily flaunts and shouts, come
and admired me.
Bio: Mike Berger.Ph.D. (psychology) A Therapist for 30 years. Mike also bakes wonderful focaccia bread.
Motivation: My bright red lily is the highlight of a somber garden.