Eternity imprinted in the spiraling twist
Heritage of pain and love
Your unique expression
Dark flowers in winter

Half glimpsed illuminations
Survivor of the crucible
Soul polished by hard rock

The patterns the same
Look closely
Deep into the variegated petals
The glory of its art revealed

Yes, mother, I will seek to understand
You have given me sight-
Breath-
A living heart…

Advertisements