Past Peonies

Grandfather’s garden I pick peony petals fading on dry soil Grandfather’s garden haven of childhood summers no clouds in the sky I pick peony petals silky frills of deep cerise my secret friends fading on dry soil distant memories and tears his watering can Kim M. Russell, 16th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem […]

Cornflower

scrap of fallen sky blown on an autumn-chilled breeze cornflower fades to grey Kim M. Russell, 14th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1724 Cornflower Today’s addition to our field of flowers is the cornflower, also known as bachelor’s button. In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded […]

Yarrow

from an ancient herb scatterings of tiny stars Achilles healing Kim M. Russell, 12th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1722 Yarrow Today in our field of flowers we have a lesser known summer flower, the Yarrow. Its botanical name is Achillea millefolium and it’s a flowering plant from the Asteraceae family.