Lace and wonder
inside a world of flowers.
I plunge deep into their centers
to find their inner wisdom.
What do they speak
that we have made them
the language of love?
And do we ever see beyond the obvious beauty?
I try to explore and map
each flower’s separate continent.
I am always drawn to their centers.
Perhaps the centers are the poles.
Inside peony, rose, tulip and daffodil,
my camera and I try to capture
the message of each bloom.
We explore North Pole and South
unified in each complex blossom.
I think this is the message –
Stop, let go of focus,
stay with me through all the ways of light.
Janice DeRuiter 2014