Tag: Flower Sunday

Flower meditation 5

Today’s meditation makes another reference to poetry, sent by Brian Weller:

Black earth turned into
yellow crocus
in undiluted

–Piet Hein

We don’t have a lot of crocus around here, but the magic is the same. Plants turn earth into flowers. This delicate blossom … read more.

Flower meditation 4

My friend’s grandparents, all four of them, came to Boston from County Cork, Ireland. They started their families there, raised their children and saw grandchildren born, and grew old in this country. They were homesick at times, of course, and one grandfather talked about how … read more.

Flower meditation 3

Confession: I am not a fan of hydrangeas. I first encountered them by my grandmother’s front door, where there were a couple of pretty scraggly specimens, an inauspicious start. The big snowballs of flowers seem more comical than lovely. The foliage doesn’t add much . … read more.

Flower meditation 2

The poem “The Orchid Flower,” by Sam Hamill, is longer than these three lines, but on their own they are a haiku, and, in my view, a poem unto themselves.

Just as I wonder
whether it’s going to die,
the orchid blossoms

You can read the entire poem … read more.

Flower meditation 1

My system for collecting flower photos via e-mail had one little hole in it, through which several people’s beautiful offerings fell. I apologize most profusely. It must have been so upsetting to attend the service and not see your flowers.

I hope I can make something … read more.