She grows,

Does Mary’s rose

In gardens and

Summer meadows


A sacred flower,

White petals of patience,

Her sweet breath,

Fresh and fragrant


A small sunset,

Emitting magical rays, 



Planting smiles on faces

Reminiscing hazy days


Bellis perennis

Always a delight

Spreading joy and laughter,

Love and light



Lisa Mary Armstrong lives in Scotland with her children.  She tutors law and researches women and children's experiences of the criminal justice system.  In her spare time she enjoys reading and writing poetry and fiction and playing the piano.  You can find her tweeting about poetry and other stuff @earlgrey79_lisa.