Forest

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Watch the oakleaf unfurl
like a newborn eager to grasp the day
his palm a diaphanous yellow in spring
in summer fleshes out a darker green
the veins spread, he tightens his grip
on the sleeve of his branch
weilds his lance, jostles for space,

The Dandelion

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The Dandelion ablaze in radiant yellow

crown above the crenellated leaves

claims his kingly space across the lawn

defiantly invades, lights up our meadows

 

even if his time is short

 

see that mane of grey, a shroud wh…

Odysseus

0 Mythical sirens seducing sailors. In Homer's Odyssey.  Credit. David Parker/Science Photo Library

Bereft on the sand

he pleads for the tide to return,

soothe his wounds and take him away.

He calls to the moon

but the sea steals his words.

Bared to the wind, face scored by storms

his hair lifts and strays like the listless Sargas…