Quiet Drama in a Garden

Evening is closing in on a

Bush bearing roses of Sharon.

Darkness disables their blossoms

Except for one holdout:

One lone flower tucks itself in

According to its own readiness to surrender,

As a robin chants

The closing hymn.                       -by Karen B. Kaplan

5 thoughts on “Quiet Drama in a Garden

  1. Vicki says:



  2. Cathy says:

    That’s lovely!


  3. Frances says:

    Beautiful poem, Karen–makes one sigh! Thanks.


  4. […] Note: The following poem first appeared on the blog Offbeat Compassion on July 12, 2016. There is a link to that blog in the bio below. — […]


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