Lawns get literary on Athens tour -

This venue, a fund-raiser for the Athens-Limestone Public Library in Decatur, Alabama, features poetry readings and garden tours at local homes in the area. I discovered, quite by accident, that my poem 'Trillium and Pine' will be featured. Here is the quote from the Decature Daily:

This Literary Lawns Garden Tour will include the “Passover Blessing” at 260 Brookwood Road, home of Mary and Joe Stephenson; “Bonsai Haiku” at 206 Shady Lane, home of Amy and Jimmy Woodroof; “Waters by Night,” the home of Jackie and Fred Bickley at 202 Shady Lane; the home of Barry Davis, at 107 Shady Lane, reflects “Emerson and Thoreau”; the home of Virginia and Theo Calvin at 200 Shady Lane is reminiscent of one of my favorites, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “A Secret Garden;” and thoughts of “Trillium and Pine,” a poem by Marilisa Sachteleben, can be found at 271 Brookwood Road, the home of Cindy and Jerry Evans.

Here is a reprint of my 'Trillium and Pine'

warm wine glow
tranquility flow
trillium and pine
rthym and rhyme

some things to grow
some to let go
sad memory time
drink blood red wine

feel the days go
rain and then snow
warm summer wine
rosemary and time

good with the bad
happy i've had
time upon time
blessed be mine

up one steep hill
some remain still
rest in the vale
tell of the tale

mem'ry is song
singing along
verse and refrain
of lyrical pain

say what you will
life's a bitter pill
swallow it fast
don't let it last

smile at the dark
hold fast on the mark
what's dim in the night
twill clear with the light

you don't understand
you don't see the plan
don't fear what's not clear
hold onto what's dear

what you cannot see
may not really be
no menace to make
no dark shadow take

the trillium still blooms
in deep new-spring gloom
white as a maid
born in the shade

warm autumn wine
tho blood red, be thine
now is the time
for reason and rhyme
trillium and pine

~marilisa 10/22/09

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