Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

When Everything Ever Sad Ends

(Mount Lu, Jiang’xi)

Spring comes as usual suspects, all tricked-out
Color and blue mist showered by rain and light
And wind in right degree, almost too much
At once for sense, for Li B’ai, too, once,
Clichéd aspen rust, purple vetch, goldenrod
And hollyhock, regal iris and ultra lavender
Hyacinth hues reverentially true to self,
And nothing else, before innocence ends,
White nothing begins, even in my life,
Shrouding mountain and plain, buried below
Brown and blind, until it all begins again                                
Rosé brocade, unctuous and light                                         
Illuminating the dead, without word
(As if they were needed), as Spring,
When everything ever sad ends.