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June 2, 2022

Satsuma Spring

The orange tree’s
green-leafed boughs
are heavy with
buds, white and purple, and
blossoms, white and yellow,
sweetening the garden air,
wafting honey-scented ambrosia
everywhere and
rousing ambitious bees,
whose indulgence in the bounteous floral nectar,
orchestrates a resonant buzz
ascending to an intoxicated crescendo of
tiny wings vibrating,
a celebratory tribute to
Antonio Vivaldi’s frenzied violin.