Our Garden, Late Summer



Our Garden, Late Summer


Colorful cosmos,

I know your time

with us grows short.

Yet you swing to and fro

in the late summer breeze,

dancing till the end.


Hydrangeas, roses, lupines-

I’ll never know all your names.

English, wild, attracting bees

and little white butterflies

with your sways.


Purples, magentas, pinks,

flags of a peaceful world.

You smile as the sun

illuminates your charms.


When we planned

the garden, I imagined

the colors and the quiet chaos

of varying sized plants

crowded together.


I didn’t imagine the happiness,

the childlike innocence,

the waving stems or

the butterflies bouncing.


Ours is like a yard filled with brightly

dressed children

dancing to a music only nature’s

most gentle hear.


Bruno Rescigna

My writing credits include: short stories published in Elysian Fields Quarterly and the Bucks County Writer, two one-act plays produced at the University of New Mexico. My poetry has been published by Arial Chart, Literary Yard, the annual issue of Tidewater. One of my poems was selected for reading at the 2023 Summertide Festival and will be displayed for 12 months on the grounds of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. In addition, I was interviewed on the “Strength to Be Human” podcast hosted by Mark Rossi. Lastly, I was a finalist in 2021’s Tucson Festival of Books, a national poetry competition.


  1. Beautiful work. The last stanza is wonderful.

    1. Thank you for your comment. BR

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