Songs for a Spring Day
by Alice B. Clagett

      and the coral tree
      tickles the waking day
            with carmine laughter. 

      and the coral tree
      lights tongues of fire
      upon our verdant lawn.

      and the magnolia
      offers its sweet chalice to the breeze.
      Betimes, twixt here and there,
      its stalwart roots
      entice our hearts
            to rest.                 

 --  a gift of love, April 2004

from "The Chalice and the Crucible"   Site home page: 2U3D

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