Thursday, November 25, 2010

In Flower Years...

Iris After Veterans Day

The iris did not expect
autumn's chill so soon,
shivers in the rain,
in vain awaits the sun
among the casualties of war,
roses and the wilted red carnations.
Cut tulips skyward reach
for a helping hand
an entire week after Veterans Day,
too weak to lift their wet winged leaves
from the cold gray granite.

Frost and snow failed their fight for life
somewhere in its prime:
Age nineteen in flower years.
Copyright 2010 by Roger D. Fuchs. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

Pastor Roger: said...

Unusual cvollection of flowers for this time of year.