In the tenements in Montreal,

There are no gardens to speak of ar all,

So the outdoors is brought to the balconies,

Foliage, flowers, in  varied degrees.

A riot of colour, from rooftop to porch,

Yellow, red, orange, all bright as a torch.

We celebrate nature, it’s here in the raw,

And our urge to share it is our only flaw.

 © Text Caro Ness 2016

 Image:   Ivana Jo Montreal