Cycle Sonnet

These are the rewarded days when beans

In green and purple rise through briefest night,

And dun-faced squash reveals it’s fired heart

At once in concert with fall’s crystal and light.

While brias-fanned leaves go speckled with the change

To new, less heated days and kinder dark,

Their fruit still grows with generosity

To make seed for next spring’s fresh growing spark.

Beet leaves like sails now flourish in the chill

Beside the desperate peppers’ hurried seed

And hopeless flowers of tomato vines

Soon lose every condition that they need.

Still each casts forward its own future source

Its tiny miracle of Life’s pure force.

About janemwoodman

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