Liturgy For The Rhododendrons 2013

Liturgy For The Rhododendrons

Twenty-three days into June,

Rhododendrons gone,

Having lasted longer than

They’ve ever done

In all the years we’ve lived here,

Peaked

This week

Just when we celebrated summer’s solstice;

Glorious, abundant, no, profuse in pinkness.

We were blessed.

As if it knew it was no longer needed,

Days of admiration ended,

Rhododendron’s tree called on the rain

To pellet down

Like hail.

So now, until

Next year,

We gaze enraptured,

Petals shrunken, darkened,

Ground-enriching.

Liturgy For The Rhododendron   6.23.2013

Circling Round Nature; Swedish Book; birth, Death & In Between II;

Arlene Corwin

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