Upon This Diversity, the Garden Rests


Statue of Liberty Arm, 1876, Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Via Wikimedia Commons.


As I prepare to do a bit of fall cleanup and plant my 510 flower bulbs, and we all prepare to vote, Tricia graces us with a “riff on the Statue of Liberty.” Perfect!
—Sandra Knauf

Upon This Diversity, the Garden Rests

the withering
end of day lilies
your tired, your poor

huddled masses
the knockout roses

the squash and cuke
climb the trellis
tempest tossed

calendula and yarrow
the golden lamp

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Tricia Knoll is an Oregon poet with two books in print – Ocean’s Laughter (Aldrich Press 2016) and Urban Wild (Finishing Line Press 2014). Website: triciaknoll.com

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2 responses to “Upon This Diversity, the Garden Rests

  1. triciaknoll

    510 bulbs sounds like tennis elbow soreness.. Go slow.

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