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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 3, September 2012

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Marjorie A. Buettner
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Blue Hydrangea

for Hortensia Anderson

Day light falls around me like these peony petals after rain. Dark, dark mornings, still darker afternoons, will this rain never cease? I think of you my friend and imagine you running in this rain, your hair flying behind you like gossamer wings. Then I see your warrior spirit soar—an eagle catching the high drifts of spring wind.

blue hydrangea—
the color of sky
after rain

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