voices out of the West, mostly poetry, personal to planetary...

April 25, 2014

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

poet, teacher, columnist, singer and speaker

Placerville, Colorado

San Miguel County Poet Laureate (2009-10)

Not Really Speaking of Apricots



Cut from the tree

they die so soon

the apricot blossoms.


I want to beg Love

to take the shears

from my hands.


Every blossom a beauty,

so fragile, so full

of perfect potential.


But any grower knows

how essential it is

to prune the limbs,


that the secret

to the finest fruits

is not let all of them grow.

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