ROSEMARY FOR REMBRANCE  [hour 12]

                                                We can always start again – proverb on teabag

 

Those roots were deep,

harder to get out

than I thought,

 

my neighbor said, bending

to dig out the dead rosemary –

a vast bush in our garden’s center

 

that hadn’t survived winter’s

record cold.  Only last summer, our

community couldn’t give away enough:

 

Rosemary for soup, salads,

what have you.  Please clip, trim,

so our elderly plant stays strong. 

 

Plenty for everyone. Today, we mourn.

Tomorrow, we plant lavender,

owning our love of new starts.

One thought on “ROSEMARY FOR REMBRANCE  [hour 12]

  1. Good, meaningful, layered, there are so many great lines and stanza’s, but this one particularly stood out to me:

    “that hadn’t survived winter’s
    record cold. Only last summer, our
    community couldn’t give away enough:”

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