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Almost Ready by Raymond A. Foss

The bloom almost ready
the petals yet to unfurl
The crocus, cobalt, nascent
up through the soil

The leaves at the foundation
where they bloomed last year
and died so gloriously
each in their season,
a place for them
in the circle of life

March 18, 2010
crocuses in front of church
before Our Family’s Table dinner
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
March 17, 2010

A Dying Bloom

Nestled, sheltered
against the warm brick
the foundation of the church
the dying bloom of the now lavender crocus
Unfurled petals, like
translucent rice paper tissue
bent and splayed open
a crescendo before the dying
the orange within
dying with grace
in the bright mid-morning light

April 9, 2009
Maundy Thursday
outside the Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

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