Friday’s Poetic Pause: “Life” by Bev Reeler

via the blog:


Already the temperatures have hit 30 degrees C
the days get longer as dusk and dawn stretch golden fingers into the dark


warm air wraps us in its silken cloak as we sit on the veranda at night

still two months before the rains…

but life is everywhere

full buds at the tips of dry branches
waiting for the day when the risk to remain
is more painful than the risk to blossom

with extraordinary individuality
each tree chooses its own time to face this new birthing
patient with their own calling

sifting through the Rue flowers
a bee gathers pollen
grain by grain

~Bev Reeler, Harare, September 2011


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