Grace Notes


Summer-mad butterflies,
In leaping pirouettes,
Dance with mincing wings,
Star-flower-packed.
Zigzagging in
Crimson purple
Hollyhocks,
A rich concerto of temptations.


A sleek ginger cat,
Claws upstretched,
Watches their feckless cadenza,
Crouches, then springs,
Fur legs lurching
Onto their stage
In frisky pursuit
Of these grace notes of the garden.


Love, Jody