Tangerenata
(Boston)

writing an e-mail to her sister,
watching goldfish and graceful koi swimming in the pond in her greenhouse.
(her sister verdera is her horticultural inspiration).
growing mangoes, nectarines, peaches, oranges, carrots & yams,
nasturtiums, wild ginger blossoms, orange sunflowers, zucchini flowers, birds of paradise, tiger lilies, cannas & orange tulips
a flame-colored jungle
(her calico cat, Persnickity, currently stalking his own shadow, is spattered with orange too)
she glances up at a reproduction of "The Flaming June" she bought at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum last week.
even through the cold boston winter,
she receives a letter from her sister. . .



All writing contained in this website 1998-2005 by Betty A. Parker

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