POST 178: secret garden, wisteria, woodpecker, painted bunting, singing, South Carolina, Maine

by Carol Bass

Catherine’s and Gordon’s Secret

There under the wisteria filled trellis
with painted buntings, red headed woodpeckers
great crested fly catchers, whooping through the landscape

There was heaven
especially when the singing began
with Molly, Marion, Virginia, Johnny, Meg,
Ms. Douglas, everyone drinking sulfur water
Bubba playing harmonica

and the sun going down
there was magic

your soul mingled with God
and you knew