Thursday, October 13, 2011

No longer mine

I spent my 20's in New England
and every fall rejoiced
in the Paniculata Grandiflora,
a flowering hydrangea tree
that turned a lovely peach color
every autumn.  I even planted one
in the yard of the first house
I ever owned, some 40 years ago.
I wonder now: is it still there?
Did it, unlike that marriage,
grow strong and tall,
and bless, and shade those fortunates
who dare to venture near?

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