Raspberry colored beauties
undeterred by the weather
wear raindrops like diamonds.
On the Fourth of July
the garden celebrates in colors
with fireworks of blooms.
Marigold is the sun’s bride,
the guardian of goodness
at the garden’s gate.
The red spire rises.
Nature’s Olympic flame of summer
will burn bright for the duration.
Noble in color, royal in birthright
Iris is the garden’s rainbow goddess.
Darling of the door yard garden
clematis climbs up and along the picket fence;
most brilliant and ingenious buttercup.
Johnny jumps up
to greet me in the morning
pledging to forget me not.