Sunday, November 17, 2013

     How To Cook A Flower

                                    Stir seeds into well-drained soil.
                                    Fold in a half-cup live worms.
                                    Sprinkle in occasional rain
                                    until green shoots appear.
                                    Blend in sun mixed with shade.
                                    Add a dash of moonlight.
                                    Bake on low four to six weeks
                                    in the unhurried oven of summer.
                                    When the air starts smelling sweet
                                    it’s ready to be served—almost.

                                    Swirl in butterflies.
                                    Whip in bees.

                                                                    © Ralph Fletcher


  1. Lovely, although "whip in bees" sounds a little harsh for the bees! ;-}

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