Judie Erickson

Judie Erickson Poems

1. Northern Magnolia 2/7/2012

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Northern Magnolia

When the scales measuring light and dark
Tip toward light,
And the Sun rises just north of due east
And recons with incessant winter.
When Earth stirs and a sense of her quickening
Is in the air.

A flower, white as the moon,
Appears on a stark winter branch.
Overlapping bud scales
Gray and furry like a warn shag carpet
Spread open by an inner longing
And unfurl a fragrant dancer dressed in silk chiffon.

The dance is choreographed by the breezes.
Petals move like a dancer's skirt,
Alternately hiding and revealing the palest pink ...

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