For weaving the dewy cobwebs
dawn rays feather into jeweled
necklaces, for bands of warblers
that flit quenching fountains
and sip quicksilver water-globes,
I give thanks, tie string around
drooping tendrils of rosebush,
bolster them with a stake.
Goodbye, fireworks of raspberries
and blackberries, grapevine gazebo
a tabernacle where we lingered
with our treasure of peppermint tea.
Thank you, limestone vase, for
the legacy of gargoyle and pair
of cherubs hovered in balance,
cordial rain collected from the roof.