Friday, May 22, 2009

A Poem by Harriet Slaughter

Where Iris Bloom
Harriet Slaughter

Where iris bloom the lane grows bright
with purple, yellow hues of light.
Perfume with scents of spring can bring
a memory to which they cling
to days long past, of footstep’s flight.
Each step they made in sheer delight,
with garlands laced in springtime’s rite.
They said their vows; exchanged a ring
where iris bloom.

Long since they’ve travelled day and night
to places far from home’s bright light.
But none compares to early spring,
the welcome path or garden swing
where iris bloom.

Harriet will appear at The Gazebo on August 3rd.

The Summer Gazebo Readings feature 4 author/poets each Monday evening in June, July and August, 7 pm at Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, NY. See the links to the right for our schedule and directions. Bring a lawn chair and come on down!

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