magnolias in april
If trees have an adolescence
it is in the spring blooming time
so fragrant, so flirtatious
full of delicacy, a softness and
sudden unfurling to the world,
a vulnerability to touch
and full too of clamor and scent,
brash against the static gray structure
holding them up in the sky
while they peal and shout Beauty!
into the air, and Love me, also
and Notice me, quick
before leaves, before breezes
before the heat.
But then, such wondrous green.
april 2015, copyright Sarah Hirsch
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