Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lilac May Basket--By Diane Webster--United States

Lilac May Basket

The lilac bush blooms
a tsunami of scent
inhaled, lungs full,
drowning in memories
of each year of my life.

Knocking on the door
and sprinting around the corner
of my house as Mom
opens the door and retrieves
the lilac-filled May basket
I had made at school -- empty
until I got home and dashed
across the front lawn
and snapped and shoved lilacs
never realizing Mom watched
from the house and allowed me
time to run before she answered
the door to lilac scent.

Diane Webster grew up in Eastern Oregon before she moved to Colorado.  She enjoys drives in the mountains to view all the wildlife and scenery and takes amateur photographs.  Writing poetry provides a creative outlet exciting in images and phrases Diane thrives in.  Her work has appeared in The Hurricane ReviewEunoia Review, Illya's Honey, and other literary magazines.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Diane,
    Thanks for sharing "Lilac May Basket"
    It was a joy to read. True love
    at home shown here.