Little Sunset on the Prairie

Little sunset on the prairie

marks a rest for all the weary

farmers; scent of barley hangs

where combines left the straw with bangs.

A Cherry Jubilee

Seduction of bees,

Fragrance to seize,

Purity to please

All the senses.

A vision in white,

Garden’s delight,

Visions invite

Picket fences.

Robed as a fairy,

Elf of the prairie,

Soon-to-be cherry

In the making.

Peace wrapped in power,

Virginal bower,

Five-petalled flower

For the taking.