Friday, March 28, 2014

The Simple Things of Life - # 9

The Simple Things of Life Are the Best…

Like Daffodils in March.

The garden has not yet been prettied up.

Last summer's hosta leaves and flower stalks remain.

I try to tell myself they're interesting,

that they add character,

serve as counterpoise to the daffodil's beauty.

I tell myself that autumn's fallen leaves

add protective mulch in cold March nights.

I remind myself that a rolling stone gathers no moss,

and that I love, love, love moss.

So, I'll just keep still and admire the simple beauty

of daffodils and moss

in an untidy March garden.