|Nancy Medina Art|
“...because a red geranium has blossomed open.” Carilda Olivar Labra
of sisters and me seated beneath fragrant blooms,
white trellis a backdrop for Polaroid images now faded with a time
while we balanced blocks sky high, tested sidewalk’s freedom
in front of her small red house, unsuccessfully tried
to quiet childish country voices.
and hung on t-post clothes line, grass tickled bare feet
as we picked cherries from gnarled trees; impatiently waited
for warm tart pies with buttery crust.
Gone, the splash of reds which made Grandma’s house stand out.
Had to circle round twice to be sure.
for my hardy scalloped lace-leaved flowers that last
all summer long, give me that dash of color I'll always crave.
By Margaret Bednar, February 9, 2015
This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Sunday Mini Challenge: Poet Carilda Olivar Labra"
The beautiful painting is by a phenomenal artist Nancy Medina. Her website is gorgeous and her paintings and workshops are truly awe inspiring. Please, go check it out!
Reflecting upon this challenge, I realized I really do crave red. It is prominent in my bedroom and I have splashes of it all throughout my home.