Planting Bulbs


Christmas gifts both:

Trumpet narcissus and exotic lily.

I pray that I have not waited too long,

Kept them too long in their respective sacks.

I think not.  I saw green wanting to form

On the tips of several of the bulbs.


But it is February 2, and

Perhaps the bulbs, both kinds,

Need to rest in cold ground before they wake.

We shall see.


We shall see if the waning moon

Will give them comfort,

If an alliance will be formed between

Bulb and moon,

If perhaps the moon will draw from the bulb

Some vital juice to help the green emerge.

Or perhaps there will be some communion

Between moon and bulb

Harmonious with the great throbbing fields

Permeating the universe.  


--February 11, 2013