Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Field of Flowers
For Liz

Garland Strother

In a southern field
of the only flowers
I can name,
new shoots borne
on a healing wind
killing dieback
and season-ending
pain, she moved
into my life like
green into leaves
past winter,
like the sound
of color blooming.


A native of Louisiana, Garland Strother now lives in River Ridge near New Orleans.  His poems have appeared most recently in Big Muddy, Sierra Nevada College Review, Foliate Oak, Flutter Poetry Journal, PoetryRepairShop, Southern Hum, The Orange Room Review, and The Houston Literary Review. 


© Garland Strother

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