For July's Poem of the Month, I have chosen the poem 'Japanese Gardens' by Alan Morrison
It is taken from his collection Shadows Waltz Haltingly.









JAPANESE GARDENS 

If I could take you 
to those Japanese gardens 

throw your worries 
to the orange blossoms 

I’d lead you back 
up those humbling stones 

that stooped your head 
till it drooped like a lily… 

We’d drop bad thoughts 
in the lotus well, 

catch the koi fish 
of your wishes back, 

the splash of your last 
laughter… if… 

stones… the orange blossoms… 
laughter… splashing … throw… 

no if… I would… I’d 
follow you in….