Since these are one of the first flowers I ever planted on my own, they have a special place in my heart. When we moved from one house to another, I took starts of most all my different varieties of iris. The only problem is I didn’t remember which were which. I am enjoying the delight of finding new blossoms in varied colors daily this week.
The flags are flying:
proud, beautiful colors at full mast.
Gently swaying in a lazy vagarant breeze.
The iris’ in splendor rise,
reign between sword, sharp leaves.
Tall, statuesque, above the grass:
scents spice the air.
The regal ladies, queens of May,
dressed in ruffles, celebrate the warmth
of a late spring day.
The sign of royalty at my garden’s edge,
I give one to you, a pledge
of friendship, a hope for more to come.
Plant it in your home.
c.Darlene Moore Berg