When I first visited =MackTheDeuce at Deviant Art, I discovered a beautiful poem that he had written.
That discovery, Becoming Magnolia, is posted today in hopes that springtime won't be too far away.
A thin rain has fallen
And the poised Magnolia
Drops her pearl-fuchsia petals
In a stream of swelling bounty
To the anticipating peat below her.
The petals taste the drops
Of dew upon the greening grass
Until they have tasted their own rarities.
They sing back to the Magnolia
Like a choir of pillow-stuffed clouds
With the silky, humid air wrapped
Around a tale and a tune.