More than Enough, poem by Marge Piercy

Soon, soon

Silver Birch Press

by Marge Piercy

The first lily of June opens its red mouth.
All over the sand road where we walk
multiflora rose climbs trees cascading
white or pink blossoms, simple, intense
the scene drifting like colored mist.

The arrowhead is spreading its creamy
clumps of flower and the blackberries
are blooming in the thickets. Season of
joy for the bee. The green will never
again be so green, so purely and lushly

new, grass lifting its wheaty seedheads
into the wind. Rich fresh wine
of June, we stagger into you smeared
with pollen, overcome as the turtle
laying her eggs in roadside sand.

SOURCE: “More than Enough” appears in Marge Piercy‘s 176-page collection Colors Passing Through Us (Alfred A. Knopf, 2003), available at

IMAGE: “June Lily” by Paul Trunk. Prints available at


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Poet, novelist, and essayist Marge Piercy was…

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2 Responses to “More than Enough, poem by Marge Piercy”

  1. clover58 Says:

    Beautiful images!

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