Queen Anne and Goldenrod

the meadow
arranges
a fall display

Sparkle


in the right light
from even the worn and humble
beauty emanates

Goldenrod Gone By


in the cold
old blooms
imitate snow

Too Soon To Say Goodbye


like summer
we linger
by the fencepost

Foreshadowing


winter waited
at the edge
of the changing meadow

Reminiscence

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goldenrod in winter
summer’s memory keeper

Deerdra

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your garden is delicious
please may I
have some more?

Emergence

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wisdom lies
in the embrace
of not knowing

Goldenrod in January

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gone
are her golden
inflorescences
leaving only loveliness

Unity

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keeping things together
rather than apart
the old fence embraces
autumn’s abundance of goldenrod

Bonsai


At the edge of the forest
where enchantment begins
grows a tiny tree of goldenrod.

Pod Gall

The gall of the flying guest
who leaves behind his bulbous nest
but goldenrod the gracious host
welcomes insects more than most.