Buds of May
Imperial purple drapes down next to white
like the Toga Praetexta.
Wisteria hangs like a curtain welcoming home
To the hearth, to Vesta.
All the white and purple flowers tumble down
A tapestry of colour.
At night, supernatural blossoms gleam unreal
like floodlights at the theatre.
Colours change and dim in patterns bold
Gladiator gold at the amphitheatre.
And the yellow and orange flowers shine out
Through the night.
Purple hanging over the pergola.
Orange lights over the archway.
True flowers in the passing arms of the gondola
And make-believe flowers in the fantasy bouquet.