Poem: The Bamboo's Vow

On the delight of bamboo in a garden

In joyous abandon the silence to greet
The chorus of sound as leaf and wind meet
This season’s winsome array now is heard
The sonorous sway of bamboo, the call of the songbird
Lithe and lush dwellers of my garden green
Holding to the sun’s light dancing shadows seen
Leaves and canes in supple surrender bow
Beauty, strength, gentleness be the bamboo’s vow.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Bamboo in my garden, Photograph, CAR, Collectible Clips, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2012.

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Rose Marie Raccioppi April 30, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Thank You for stopping by...Poetry is that moment when a reprieve, a sigh, a deep breath, a pause, a reflection, are welcomed and embraced with a knowing heart.


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