Monday, February 04, 2008

For Heather and her Sister

Petals open like small hands
the yellow fuzz of pollen

warms the centre and

while flowers

just cannot be forever

they live in generations.

Soft soil holds seed pods

in a damp embrace and

the children of flowers

are turning inside them,

green tails push against

the brown skin --

all roots begin in the dark,

while flowers end in the sun.

5 Comments:

At 3:02 AM, Blogger Joy said...

Perfect! Off to sleep with tears on the back of my hands...will read to sister just before 8.00 in the morning. Thankyou for such a gift! Joy

 
At 12:24 AM, Blogger Heather Glasgow said...

Joy, thank you for reaching out and leaving such wonderful messages here for me to see. I wish Heather all the best. I have been thinking of the two of you, and gardens in New Zealand all day.

 
At 4:28 AM, Blogger Joy said...

Change of plan; am delaying reading FHahS over telephone until your other poems arrive in the Far North tomorrow. Heather knows only that two mysterious surprises are coming. Your Collection is bound to interest and please her, and then Im hoping FHahS might be a wee miracle. Will let you know.

 
At 1:31 PM, Anonymous mikajoy said...

Heather's thrilled! Shes fascinated by your poetry, and loves it. Straight-away wants to write something herself.
Has no mains electricity at her place yet; internet is connected, but no broadband(not available) She's too sick at present to use computor, but sends BIG THANKYOU...when well enough, you will hear from her.
I wish you could see Heathers garden.

 
At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Heather, found you again!

Can tell you now that I read your poem to family and friends at Heathers funeral which was on Feb 4 2013, and noticed then that it was 5 years to the day after you published the poem.

Heather died all alone (in her exquisite garden, so far away) by her own hand, leaving behind severe pain.

Your writing and creativity is very special. Thanks for all your interesting work, and for the comfort you extended to two far off strangers. xx

 

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