Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Small stone from the Similkameen

|January 8th, 2012

'Mother' says our elder daughter,
her voice registering mock astonishment,
I never thought I 'd see artificial flowers in your home!'

I glance at the bright unruly bouquet, a little guiltily
but then I realize I love the corner where they sit
and the little bird who chirps when you squeeze him,
sitting on a curly willow branch.


  1. In the photo, the lovely bouquet look as cheerful as fresh ones!

  2. A nice splash of colour. Don't feel guilty if it gives you pleasure, this pleasure will not fade.

  3. If you hadn't told me, I wouldn't know. The color will be nice until the real ones bloom.