I think upon the lilies orange
That grew beside the lake.
Such beauty there among the weeds
For loons and grebes to take.
The peace I found along that shore
Is gone and gone, I fear.
The thief of time has stolen it,
Gone these fifty years.
The lilies bring them back to me,
The lilies and the shore.
I see the high black hills beyond
Though I’ll walk there nevermore.
My childhood home, long gone.
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The Lilies Orange, © Connie J. Jasperson 2017, All Rights Reserved
Orange Daylilies, By George Chernilevsky (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons | Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Hemerocallis fulva 2016 G1.jpg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Hemerocallis_fulva_2016_G1.jpg&oldid=259430397 (accessed October 5, 2017)