poppy will bloom soon
now the buds are tightly clenched
time will loosen them
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2022
Carmela has this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup at Teaching Authors.
Edited to add…
Yesterday morning was cloudy and drizzly. As I cleaned oak flowers out of the garden beds, I turned a corner, saw this, and literally said out loud, “Well, hello there!” At the base of the plant were the three prickly bud covers that had been shrugged off or thrown off when the poppy…popped. Let us remember that when our hearts are clenched tightly against the world, there will come a time when we’re ready to throw off our shell and blaze again with glory, in spite of everything.