Wildflowers

There is wild blue phlox
rue anemone
shooting star and sweet Betsy
yellow trout lily and oak-leaf hydrangea

For the sake of being
there is a flower
beautiful, delicate, drawing pollinators
developing seeds

For the sake of being
there is patience 
waiting for spring rains 
and warming days

For the sake of being
there is germination
and there is growth
reaching skyward toward the Sun

For the sake of being
there is a flower

8 thoughts on “Wildflowers”

    1. Thanks, Diane. The flower names are beautiful and I agree: they are poetry in and of themselves! I have to admit that I wanted to make sure I had the science right on this one. A science lesson wasn’t my goal, but it was in the back of my mind!

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  1. I Googled these flowers and looked at pictures of each one. They’re all so beautiful! Lovely poem. And I agree with Diane that the names are poetry all by themselves! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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