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The Alchemy of July

The brightest green of the year

Photo by Natalie Cardot on Unsplash

The brightest green I shall ever know
in the calendar of my living days
delights my soul
and lifts my heart
the alchemy of July.

The wild birds flit among the trees
in eager, self-important ways,
no doubt feeling energized
feasting on their…



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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.