DPF / Lowell

For the approaching season and the hope that I don’t miss the few lilac weeks this year, from poetryfoundation.org.

from Lilacs / by Amy Lowell (1874-1925)

False blue,
Color of lilac.
Heart-leaves of lilac all over New England,
Roots of lilac under all the soil of New England,
Lilac in me because I am New England,
Because my roots are in it,
Because my leaves are of it,
Because my flowers are for it,
Because it is my country
And I speak to it of itself
And sing of it with my own voice
Since certainly it is mine.