Saturday, January 23, 2010

a lesson in a flower

one of my favourite flowers is the water lily

growing in darkness

deep down in the muddy depths of still water, she feeds on the silt and the detritus that settles from above,

nurtured in that darkness, knowing her unlikely planning

she sends up her sinuous stem with sepals like a blind peering snout reaching to the light

she relenquishes her starlike beauty, sun-like eye open

unblinded by her own loveliness.

dark and light

mud and clarity

seeing and unseeing

anchored and reaching

it seems to express the duality

and beauty of life


  1. Beautiful words and pictures ~~~

  2. Very true.
    I love how the deep darkness can bring forth great beauty.

  3. 'unblinded by her own loveliness....'