Pictures as Poem Part II- Two Combined into One

The Dark


The Light


Two Become One


Botanical Space

Spiral in

to the center

of a flower

a universe

of stamen

carpel corolla

orbits the stalk

male seeks


the calyx cradles

it all       petals

expand with life

I ignore all

that correct


marvel that

there in bloom

galaxies give birth

mysteries pull me in

I expand inside the flower

forget what I meant

to learn

Janice DeRuiter

About Winding Stream Press

Janice DeRuiter Eskridge, M.F.A. is a poet who worked for over a decade as a poet-teacher for California Poets in the Schools. Helen Shoemaker, Ph.D. L.M.F.T. is a university professor who teaches in the areas of child development and counseling. She is also a therapist in private practice.
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2 Responses to Pictures as Poem Part II- Two Combined into One

  1. the pictures and poem are a lovely combination. the mystery of beauty has its own lessons to teach us.


  2. Outstanding poems and gorgeous photographs to accompany it. Bravo!


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