Friday, April 6, 2012

"A Field of Flowers"

The seed    
planted deep into the warm womb     
protected by shell and earth     
softens under ground     
as skies weep and weep     
it feeds upon itself     
drawing upon stored energy     
until a fragile spout forms     
roots, like fairy hair, seek purchase     
they hold tightly to the nurturing mother     
confident of her care    
the shoot breaks into sunshine     
unfolds tender leaves     
trusting in the gentleness of spring     
when killing frosts    
sheltered from whips of wind    
buds bloom    
into the glorious promise of life     
sprinkled with morning dew     
blossoming with hope     
for a field of flowers     

Copyright 2011 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman

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