Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mezin, was published in The Criterion: An International Journal in English

Vol. IV. Issue III June 2013
The Criterion An International Journal in English
ISSN 0976-8165
Editor-In-Chief Dr. Vishwanath Bite

Diane Dehler

In the village of
Mezin, rose briar
grows gnarly and
thick. Tall, crimson
hollyhocks arise
in disorderly array.
Our garden grows
wild again. Hours
Of youth in eternal
pause. Two magpies
quarrel overhead
not you and I.
of wild flower
fragrant poems.
New lovers
burst riotous color
into Spring.
Hidden, a garden
cottage where
the roof cascades.
A gentle rosewood
bed creaks and stirs
remembers centuries,
Of rose petaled
hours, unblemished
first love. Such a
wildflower garden
only reverie can

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