Patch Blog: Late Bloom in South Pas

A poem inspired by our jacaranda trees.

In spring these trees are kingly clad,

Their velvet robes drape Stratford Ave.

In violet jacaranda blooms

That reign above

From May to June

Then rain on down

When summer comes,

And rotting purple majesty

Doth shed its curséd grace on the

Windshields and hoods of cars

And the neighborhood's sidewalks and yards

Where they shrivel and brown

And stick to the ground;

They’re stepped on and swept up

And sprayed into gutters and washed away


But for the random rotten blossom,

Here and there,

They’re all but forgotten.

Beneath the leafy canopy of mid-September,

Who can remember?

But--look up.


There’s one

--Just one--

With blossoms that are new--

Just outside the schoolyard

Where I leave you to join the other girls,

Already in bloom.

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Sharilyn Radinsky May 24, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Beautiful, Katie. I love it so much.


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