Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Rusty Blackhaw

The rusty blackhaw bloomed today
Just prior to the month of May
Five stamens nigh five petals rose
Of panicles in white array

The leaves are velvet green beneath
Un-rusted and uneaten yet
Above a longhorn beetle feeds
On pollen covering up its head

The oaks nearby have fully leafed
Though flaccid and lethargic still
With yellow tinting everywhere
Awash in springtime chlorophyll

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