Elegy For Rufus, My Mentor And Friend
Gentle lord of the flowers, winter red, spring white,
Nurturing crops for market,
Toiling day and night.
Botanical cycles turn, those immortal keepers of time.
Age descends upon the Maestro,
Sounding its final chime.
The baton is passed. Cycles proceed without end.
Russet hummingbirds circle the fountain.
You are missed my old friend.
Cynthia Covert is a longtime resident of Corona, California. She is a horticulturist with an active garden design and consulting business. Cynthia is also a cellist with the Corona Symphony Orchestra and the cello teacher for the string conservatory (Youth Symphony, Corona Symphony Conservatory Inland Empire, CA). Cynthia discovered creative writing in 2001 when she studied memoir writing at the UCR extension center and continues her work with local workshops such as Inlandia.
Cynthia is in Matt Nadelson’s workshop at the Corona Public Library.