Wisteria Envy

Cynthia Reyes - Author

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My good friend John

The gardener one

He boasts of his wisteria.

He calls me once,

Then twice, then thrice

He’s this close to hysteria.

~~

“It’s blooming soon!

Come see, come see

The buds are getting fatter!”

John keeps this up

All summer long

A never-ending natter.

~~

The problem is

John’s vine does bloom

And mine again is ‘fallow’

(It’s come to this

I find new words

For grief that I must swallow.)

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~~
John’s vine doth bloom

John’s vine doth bloom

Three times in every season

“Come see, come see,”

John says to me

Happy beyond all reason.

~~

So off I go

Convinced he’s wrong

For now it is hot weather.

But Lo! John’s right

The vine doth bloom

I’m fuming altogether.

~~

It makes no sense

That it should bloom

While mine produces nothing

But healthy hue

And leaves of green

It turns my mind…

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14 Comments

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14 responses to “Wisteria Envy

  1. Love you garden, especially Wisterias!

  2. Lovely poem & lovely blooms! Your flowers are just waiting to burst forth!!

  3. I know exactly how you feel.

  4. Perfect match, Cynthia. I love wisteria!

  5. I can so relate to this. Mine only blooms and then very sparsely once in a blue moon or less. And I love wisteria! Then there’s a place close to my house where theirs blooms profusely year after year after year! Love, N 🙂 ❤

  6. Wisteria Envy – now that’s a new one! 🙂

  7. Meta

    I loved your poem and I can so relate to that. And I also enjoy looking at that gorgeous vine in other people’s gardens.

  8. Pity poor Cynthia. Sorry. I bow my head, and pass on quietly – exit stage left. Maybe next year? D

  9. What a great poem, your frustration was beautifully captured!!

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