Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fragrance of Wonder


how wonderful
are the delicate blooms
in autumn’s first yawn
the scented hills of delight

behold the immense beauty
of Dahlia, the Queen of autumn
in her colourful best

oh the autumn moon
oh the flaming lips of passion
oh the divine fragrance of wonder
perfuming the Milky Way

the pink flower in my garden
i yield to
the pollen of desire

i soar like an eagle
like an angel on heat
like all these souls in the Moonflower Palace
freed from the ghettoes of hopelessness

sing to me, cricket,
the joyful
songs of autumn past

hello to the autumn
flowering-bulbs
the magic fragrance that melts
my humble heart


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

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