Frivolous purple petunias drape lazily
Against the ramrod golden bursts of marigolds
Leaning away in the light breeze.
Feathered lace of pepper trees nestles gently
Into the showy pink blooms of oleander
Intermixing colors to the passing gaze.
Maroon-leaved, the plum trees spike pointedly.
They form a triangle, silhouetted by wispy clouds,
Creating a link between earth and sky.
Rambunctious children share the fountain’s splash,
Tired parents rest in the softness of twilight.
Tranquility descends on rushed lives.
(The link below is not related to this poem except for the sweet verse, "Hallelujah!--skip the first 1/4!)