Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Visio Divina

I sequester myself in the garden,
an antidote for headlines
repeated over and over again --
as if only despair and destruction
could make the front page news.

Inspect the throat of a flower,
study the stamen, pollen, petals,
and hairs, or peer into a pear 
or blueberry blossom 
until you finally figure out
how bellybuttons on fruit begin. 

Or sit with a star magnolia 
who blooms without her leaves. 
Stay until the light
 penetrates the white 
and covers the day 
with ease.