Sunday, April 15, 2018

How To Bake A Flower
                                                                 by Ralph Fletcher

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 unhurried oven of summer.
When the air starts smelling sweet
it’s ready to be served—almost.

Swirl in butterflies.
Whip in bees.