The Seafarer’s Garden

Merged in a wash of blatant blue,

Ocean and sky meet in a kiss,

The seafarer surveys the view,

Standing alone in private bliss.

 

Sloping down to a steep cliff’s edge,

Merged in a wash of blatant blue,

Surrounded by sheep’s bit and sedge,

Scattered with clumps of feverfew.

 

Brash dahlias of every hue

Offer their pollen to a bee;

Merged in a wash of blatant blue

The sailor can’t forget the sea.

 

Tall hollyhocks and sunflowers,

Like masts of ships, are bursting through

Delphiniums and irises,

Merged in a wash of blatant blue.

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Blue Garden

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