08 August 2013

even in dying

zinnias are filling the front flower bed
tall stems with heads lifted to the sky
petals stretching wide
bold, bright signs of life

clipping carefully
I set them in a bud vase
bringing the light and colour 
into the house
in the strange environment
of indoor air
the blooms find a way to survive
thrive, delighting the passing eye
even as each moment brings an end
colour softening as it fades
muted glory
finding beauty afresh
even in dying


Denise said...

Very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

i like zinnias...

Vilisi said...

Beautiful. :)