Summer Sweets

Plump purple fingers in the sky –
Tall buddleia in late July,
Attracting every butterfly…

Lavender stalks sway with the breeze
Though faded, they still draw the bees,
Who never seem to take their ease…

The damsons now are changing hue
From green into a purplish blue –
Soon they’ll tempt me –
Or sooner, you!

Bedford, Summer 2009