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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 2, June 2012

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Dru Philippou
Taos, New Mexico, USA


Blossom on the Wind

Along the forest’s sandy path, red-osier dogwood, alder, willow, and aspen clump freely together spreading their leaves, while withered daisies squat in rumpled fabrics. Hugging the ground, heaps of wild strawberry plants washed clean with rain show off their white petticoats. Plants I don’t recognise nod and sigh in the breeze. I pass through triumphal arches made of aspens bent by last year’s heavy snowfall and almost miss the purple clematis clinging to a bush. In the high meadow, thousands of flowers daubed violet, red and orange to pink, blue, and yellow swell toward the humpback bridge and into the hazy distance. I wonder what she would think of my life today.

Mother's Day
a cascade of willow tresses
in disconsolate threads

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