Most hide from their


but not you.


flaunt your fragility,

exulting in your transitory bloom.

You have but 24 hours

to live and breathe and have your being.

Why bother?

But your smile is so wide it cracks your cheeks

and your giddy capers in the garden

are legendary.

So I will stop

and stare

and inhale your fragrant charm

and marvel at your courage

before I return to my own


8 comments on “Impermanence

  1. Lori Lipsky says:

    Lovely and thought-provoking.

  2. Lovely poem! My day lilies are just stating to bloom this week. Perfect poem you wrote for them and us… ~Wendy

    • melodylowes says:

      It is a beautiful time to be in the garden, that’s for sure. You’ll have to post some of your pics for me! And a request – do you know the varieties? I like to see named cultivars and order ones I like… 🙂

  3. Poetry and Musings says:

    Your words are always so beautiful, peaceful and loving. Thank you Melody!! 🙂

  4. Caddo Veil says:

    Joyful in impermanence–I love this one too!!!

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