Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What is Joy?

Joy is the amarillis
petals deep and red
open and lifted

she is striking against
the concrete and clay

her blossom would not be held
underground and unfurled
life too strong to be denied

a hopeful gardner planted her
and he will not be disappointed

sheer and silent joy
blooms for him

*The amarillis in the photo bloomed on my back porch on Good Friday.

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