Member Monday: The Crepe Myrtle by Linda Boyden

Welcome back to Member Monday.  It’s a pleasure to feature a poem by poet, storyteller and children’s author, Linda Boyden.  Just in time for Christmas, you can purchase a hardback copy of Linda’s newest picture book Boy and Poi Poi Puppy at All About Books.

The Crepe Myrtle

by Linda Boyden

It waits in the front yard,

a loyal dog

eager to welcome us home

standing silent


sharing its beauty

season to season:

a dark lattice silhouette in winter;

a verdant explosion of green come spring;

and in the dead of summer

a pink riot of blossoms cheer us

through smoke or drought and heat;

but in the autumn

its glorious leaves

shimmer and flick

tiny bursts of gold,

as if painted by Klimt.

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