June Garden Sonnet

Now the gracious growing time begins
Reprieve from first-stage hardest work now done.
A breathing space sees just the rain and sun
That make the gardens’ fruits swell in their skins.
Some black-green velvet – others simply green
Some still at flower stage but growing strong-
Some swelling rounder, some just stretching long—
But soon more miracles like those we’ve seen.
And underground! What riches buried there
Tempt memory, inpatient hands to find
All varied color earthy fruits to mine
And pull – too early! – bulbs and roots to share.
So June gives up her riches all for free,
Requires neither aching back nor knee.

About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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