A fragrant trip down Memory Lane
Today I received the sweetest gift
from back East
a stem of lilacs
weary from the 2,500 mile trip
looking sad and wilted.
Several stems of Lilly of The Valley
were included but did not make it,
although a few stems had tiny roots
...so in a glass of water they go
with a wish ****
that some magic will take place.
Now do not be deceived by looks
of the lilacs..
because the heavenly,
Every second I can today
I close my eyes and take a deep breath in
and I am back in Connecticut
walking barefoot on the cool grass
after dinner is finished
and just before dark..
towards the row of lilac bushes...
while the robins call to each other
in that 'end of day' way that they do..
and I am gathering armfuls
of light and dark purple
to bring inside...
to perfume the house
.....and our lives.