The Full Bloom

        – of a catalpa tree –

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The Full Bloom

        – of a catalpa tree –

There’s a catalpa tree,
A very short distance
From where gods be,
Unable to stay away
Rapt so by what I see, 
As such beauty ways
On a summer breeze, 
The while in full bloom
Will render one at ease,
Thus so we can assume
By its clustered flowers,
Trumpet shapes agreed
Tells of floral splendour,        
Whose seeds life decreed 
Lay in long pods slender,
Hanging where meant be
Till fate cultivates its need,
For the heart shape enders 
Of those o’er gigantic leaves,
That be the life given beauty,
Ornamenting the catalpa tree!

Intent of the floral gods,

                     © Jean-Jacques Fournier

                                         written in Sweetsburg
					       July 15, 2022 
                      
Music - Trees in the Breeze – Hippocampus 
Imagery - Wikimedia Commons 
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

“ While I’m Alive ” ~ teach me now ~

Teach me now

While I’m alive,

To not forget,

When I arrive

At regret’s bide,

And must endure

Spent recollect

Of someone near,

Plus fail to hear

Suffered upset,

While I now limbo

In the unclear,

Of telling ways

By one so dear

Who loved me when,

Wouldst hold until

I am no longer,

And even then!