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Spring Restoration


Bold, some brazen hollyhocks

defy nature’s worst, escape

frozen earth, toss fall’s

dread shroud, stretch green

to dawn’s still light

past winter-burned lawn, sing

hope to one another

and to me, gathering

to bring new life

to this old house.


About this: Terry Legg gave me this, a tribute to some early spring hollyhocks recovering the garden of an old house he was restoring.

 © Philip Knight 2018