Friday, February 28, 2020

looking at some flowers

Light is around the petals, and behind them:
Some petals are living on the other side of the light,
Like sunlight drifting onto the carpet
Where the casket stands, not knowing which world it is in.
And fuzzy leaves, hair growing from some animal
Buried in the green trenches of the plant. 
Or the ground this house is on,
Only free of the sea for five or six thousand years.

~ Robert Bly
from The Light Around the Body
 Shasta Daisy photographed under ultraviolet light