winter garden

the longest day is past
the wait of cold wet earth
has been endured

the sun has been
to where our memories are

but now the period sidereal
has passed the solstice time
and growth
will here commence anew

latent words have taken root
transplanted thus
upon a native soil

i love you
and whatever happiness
i ever find
or can induce to grow
i'll give to you

for Jocelyn   1973nev2006