SHOOTING STARS

 

Sierra Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi) - March 3, 2015

Sierra Shooting Star (Dodecatheon jeffreyi) – March 3, 2015

 

No wildflower man, but of all he saw
worth a mention once or twice
in his lifetime—suggesting value

in the time invested for a boy’s
inspection. Too delicate to touch,
what could we know of grace

refined by harsh survival,
each tangent honed to fit and fly
by millennia of failures?

Perhaps heaven-sent by night
to find transcending daylight
well-apart from the myopic zeal

of mortals, these long stems arched
above the grass on steep and damp
north slopes just waiting to be seen.

 

4 responses to “SHOOTING STARS

  1. Stunningly beautiful – flowers and verses . . . A gift of grace!

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  2. Fantastic how you convert a great photo to great prose.

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    • Thanks, Richard. Finding grace as it has adapted and evolved in nature leaves much to aspire to for mankind, most unattainable, but humbling and rewarding to observe, Miraculous, really.

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