Thursday, May 23, 2013


I've loved peonies since I was a small child. 
Their size and fragrance fascinated me, 
but they were always gone to soon, their petals
laying wilted and bereft of color on the ground
while I looked in vain for another bud.
It was a real treat to find these peonies blooming
in the yard of a vacant home.
Would anyone have missed them if I'd picked a few 
for myself? Instead of committing peonicide 
I chose to leave them where they grew.


dive said...

Scrivens! That's so pink it hurts my teeth.

Kate said...

Enjoy them while your can, even tho their life span is so short. Except for the ants, I love them too.