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
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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another great boyden poem
Nice, I enjoyed. Just published a new children’s book myself at http://wimberley.club love writing children’s books.