Literary Hook: Poem celebrates the end of the summer season

Christine Swanberg

By Christine Swanberg
Author and Poet

Here is a poem to celebrate the end of the summer season.

Wild Fruition

Because the price of wisdom is so high,

like trumpet vines in wild fruition,

wisdom tangles and spirals to the sky

and cannot be controlled. Come, completion

of roots, bulbs, and seeds. Flowers and trees

become. Deep within the soil grow.

Essences of red roses in summer’s breeze.

Yet inward, wisdom to the rich river

goes, nourished by the inland sea’s fresh flow.

Then the receiver becomes the giver.

The price of wisdom is so high because

paradise is a garden returned to

healed, where only mercy and nature’s laws

inform the open heart. Red rose renew.

Christine Swanberg is a local author and poet. She received the Lawrence E. Gloyd Community Impact Award at the 2012 Rockford Area Arts Council State of the Arts Awards.

From the Sept. 11-17, 2013, issue

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