Underneath the Magnolia

/ Tate McFadden (Writer), Helen Huang (Illustrator)

Poetry1 min reading time

No. 5

Illustration of a baby pink magnolia flower on a plain black screen. There is an illustration of a person in each of the two falling petals.

When, during the million-cricket symphony of rain, I
Was met beneath the shivering bows of a magnolia tree
By a figure dressed in sombrest gray
I bowed my head and, duly, began to pray
But my erstwhile idol did the same to me
Beneath the boughs of the magnolia tree.