Grape Hyacinths – a poem by John Muro

Grape Hyacinths
 

Chosen for contrast,
set against the scalloped
tongues of jonquils
and the hay-green grass,
they most resemble
ceramic thimbles in
pitted glaze or jeweled
parasols pressed up-
wards attempting to
fend off a mid-April
sun. But more than
that, I think, is how
they bring heaven
so much closer to us,
bearing the simple
miracle of a cloudless
sky within their tiny
urns and pouring
all of it across the
earth in a luminous
spill of purple-blue
quiver.
 

A resident of Connecticut, John Muro’s first volume of poems, In the Lilac Hour, was published in 2020 by Antrim House. His second volume, Pastoral Suite, will be published this spring by Antrim House, as well, and both are or will soon be available on Amazon. A two-time, 2021 Pushcart Prize nominee, John’s poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Barnstorm, Euphony, Grey Sparrow, Penumbra, River Heron and Sky Island.

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