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
7 thoughts on “BuddhaRocks project: a little white flower”
From my office window I am watching tulips stretching their necks in search of the sun, and your poem resonates with me. Thank you for sharing it.
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.
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.
Sounds like an excellent idea:-)
I tagged you if you would like to play. See my lastest post at
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.
All that from a single picture… I guess a picture truly is worth a thousand words. (More or less – LOL!)