BuddhaRocks project: a little white flower


Bitter-sweet deep

rancid the flower weeps

strangled by sleep.


Beneath brown earth

thick with snails

she awaits birth

as the wind wails.


The snows fall

and Spring fails

as a grey wall.


Roots search in vain

where worms squirm

drowned by rain

sun turns earth firm.


On into the light

pushes the shoot

crowned flower white.

(c) Sarah Potter, 2012


This poem is my contribution to the Buddha Rocks project for March.

To find out more about this inspiring multimedia project, visit Evelyn at http://fillingahole.wordpress.com and photographer Eric Alder at buddharocks.deviantart

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

7 thoughts on “BuddhaRocks project: a little white flower”

    1. Ah, tulips! Those are my favourite flowers of all – especially plump pink ones:-) I only told my husband today I was suffering from tulip deprivation, as we don’t have any of them in our garden.


      1. Just for a spring celebration present, you should buy yourself a little pot of tulips, and then replant in your garden when they have finished blooming.


    1. Thanks for tagging me. And, yes, I will play, if I don’t muck things up by leaving it for a few days. I’m meant to be revising my novel but keep finding good excuses to avoid what needs doing.


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