Sunday, April 12, 2015


How To Bake 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.

Simmer on low four to six weeks
in the slow oven of summer

until sweet blossoms unfold.
Swirl in butterflies. Whip in bees.

© Ralph Fletcher. All rights reserved.

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