Valley Lemon Blossoms
(Citrus × meyeri)
Of lemon blossom essence
& pale orange scent wafting sweet;
Delicate upon brilliant springtime winds,
When a last few Ruby Reds dangle
Low upon green leafed grapefruit trees,
Branches bent heavy with juice
From late winter rains.
Migratory birds splash within
Backyard pools & ant streams meander,
Gather full hordes of tender leaves.
We enjoy new afternoon songs
Which sprinkle savory zest
Upon late winter light slant, greet round
Moons, pale with evening glow
& bud swelling spring.
I pick the last three
Large fragrant-skinned lemons;
Now we must content ourselves while
Awaiting next year’s golden crop.