The Garden's Way

(Poem by Wendy Howe )

The earth knows how women
stretch their arms and wisdom
from female to female.

The long, maternal stem
anchors its roots in cool soil
and then feels the girl flower
at the top, sky-bound
and striving to catch the wings
of sunrise --

as that spice-colored star
lifts from the sea
dappling light on the face
of imagination.

Think about the woman
who dipped candles and spun wool,
who read stones and tea leaves,
who dried flowers and preserved food.

Earth knows her secret --- how she prevailed,
this acrobatic bloom
where one dream steps up
into the hands of another,

where a skill hums its song
in the bones of mother, then daughter
as her youth ripens
and the Summer wind takes charge.
© 2011, Wendy Howe. E-mail.

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