First our lookout spies a single flower
amidst a sea of green
heralding the campaign yet to come.
And then in wild unserried ranks
legions more assault the soil to greet the sun

Regiments of red and indigo,
yellow mauve and pink
overcome the cowering, wilting weeds.
We are surrounded! The war is won
and vibrant colours rule our summer peace.

September 2013