Winter-proof

Blessed be the winter-proof blossoms--
sweet pea, calendula, pink:
nothing in them of corruption,
nothing of fester or stink

Drawing my gaze from the graveyard--
violet, camellia and rose.
Blessed be the winter-proof blossoms--
I am indebted to those.

Photo by David Rifkin Copyright 2009


Poem excerpted from Winterproof, available from Word Press and Amazon.

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