the colors of sunday

the world is awash in cream and lavender

the invading violets have marched across the lawn

flanking the driveway in a company of purple

and circling the tree in the meadow in a fairy ring

of amethyst and white

beyond the fence the neighbor’s lilac

is just starting to break into bloom;

the fruit trees on either side are heavy with pale blossoms

and the blackberry pie in my bowl

is crowned with vanilla ice cream