I wished roses for you, the kind that you loved.
Then I wished green waves in the earth
that would entice you to dream
in their folds, as a gentle sun woke you up.
I ordered a whole new world, a radiant
world where you would be happy,
a luminous garden where your thoughts could
fly free, or, on a quiet evening , just be.
It’s new life every day, this newborn spring light…
And isn’t that a new bud that springs, a green
tendril that braves sight?
A new rose that wants to charm you, afresh,
and new hope that brings the shy lily alight?