By Daniel R. Tardona


Aromas take me to memories,   
petals penetrate my attitude,  
buds of rebirth remind me to live in the present,  
veins reflect the life force within and around me, 
verdant leaves give me joy, for all I have received. 
Hairs on stems tickle my sentiments and awareness, 
stretching stems prompt my potential and patience, 
blooms persuade my compassion and bring me peace. 
The swaying blossom teaches me tranquility and tolerance. 
The flower flashes insight into my soul and conscience 
and to all with life to which I am linked.