the neruda spell #3

the poet
in his garden
plants heart

seeds that burst
like the brilliant blue
of Vancouver rhododendron

engenders gifts
that explode in arches
over cherry blossom roads

~ Anne Sorbie

Anne Sorbie was born in Paisley, Scotland and she lives and writes in Calgary. Her fiction has appeared in journals such as Geist and Other Voices. Anne’s first novel, Memoir of a Good Death, is forthcoming (September 2010) with Thistledown Press.

Read more of Anne Sorbie’s poetry:
some quaint perched aerie on the cliffs of time #2

Editor’s note: This poem is one of a series of ten “neruda spell” poems by Anne Sorbie that are being featured on blue skies poetry this week.

One Response to “the neruda spell #3”

  1. This one is my favourite, although they are all quite impressive…

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