October 10

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

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Autumn is showing!

Magic is in the air

Colors are glowing

No season can compare

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Magic is in the air

The fragrance of love

Is just everywhere

Below and above

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Colors are glowing

Most everyone can see

Smell is mind blowing

Lost on so many

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No season can compare

Vanilla filled sky

You miss if unaware

Not just for the eye.

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(A Quadrilew Poem)

July 22

Purple Beans

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The purple beans are ready for harvest

From long vines upon the tired old fence

Of course there’s inspection with a taste test

Please believe the fresh-picked flavor is intense

Have to be sure not to eat the whole lot

Before I can get them into the pot.

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(An English Sestet Poem)

July 19

Permanent Bloom

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In a garden full of real blooms

I’m drawn to the metal flowers

On the gates of the garden rooms

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Lasting eons instead of hours

Never bothered by garden pests

Patinaed by weather’s power

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Within may still find insect nests

Though not a perfect habitat

Upon it you’ll find a bird rests

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(An Enclosed Triplet Poem)

July 15

Plucky

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Tiny seed settles in a crack

Dormant during the winter storms

Emerging from the dark tarmac

As the cold solid soil warms

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Strongly choosing not to conform

Tiny seed settles in a crack

Seemingly bucking all the norms

Some folks may be taken aback

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Of course there are a few drawbacks

But tradition doesn’t inform

Tiny seed settles in a crack

Persistently the plant performs

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Through every season she transforms

For success she has quite the knack

While refusing to be uniform

Tiny seed settles in a crack.

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(A Empat Empat Poem)

July 1

No Need for Seymour

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Curvaceous evolution

In chartreuse and burgundy stripes

Beguiling and self-sufficient

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Insects find tubes irresistible

Sweet nectar filled death trap

Slippery, treacherous, efficient

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Silent still tropical carnivore

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Exciting, beautiful, mysterious

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(An Indrisos Poem)