Monday, October 30, 2006

Milkweed Pod

Milkweed pod, the former home
of monarchs now deposed to Mexico
catching warmth of Halloween sun
and letting it go free
inside its seeds adrift on chill breeze
floating to dank earth
for sleep the winterlong
awakening in April's clasp
to warm unfolding, powdery cells
of next summer's
glistening monarch wings.


At 6:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely photo, lovely poem. Favorite line: Of monarchs deposed to Mexico. Thank you for this journey through the seasons, with a seed.

At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovely...a hopeful way to look at the cold, dark winter ahead. Halloween's warmth has a fooled us about the chill to come. So think spring!

At 3:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even with the coming of winter that will follow Halloween, this photo and poem reminds us that the seeds of spring are at hand. Lovely.


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