August Garden

Aging flowers

In the August garden bowers

With fading colors

And wilting strands of green

Still lift their gallant heads

To offer themselves

From their beds

As sustenance to restless birds

Who dance over the offered seeds

Now outnumbering rosy petals

Wrens singing thanks

To dying friends


  • dusk arising

    Natures cycle on mother earth. So good to witness in these days of fear for what we are doing to our planet.

    Lovely words.

    • Lorna

      Thank you Dusk.........

    • Neville

      an August Garden indecently well captured .............................. super 🙂

      • Lorna

        Thanks Neville and I say "bring on September"

      • Fay Slimm.

        You have caught the essence of this time of year with such poetic mastery dear Lorna - I love the slow flow of short line cadence - - a first rate write and this little gem goes into my list of favourites.

      • Goldfinch60

        Natures wonder will always be with us Lorna as we know that those Autumn will be back with us in Spring.


      • hotidris

        Beautiful song and a beautiful poem about aging flowers in the August garden.

      • Munro

        Lorna , Beautiful poem , love this sort of poem ,

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