Gladys K. Conrad


Plum blossoms as a cloud of snow

Shower the ground in gentleness

Green, pink and white surprise

An unhappy heart


Feather duster palm trees

Look down in stilted superiority

Drop a frond or two

Boats for child’s play


Magnolias, sublimely elegant

Generous in their open buds

Release a fragrance to

Transcend the mundane