Clarity

I took a photo of flowers as I am wont to do. Simple flowers, violet with purple streaks daubed here and there along the petals. A spare touch of yellow at their white throats.

They remind me of dervishes and J. D. McClatchy’s gorgeous poem, Dervish.  They remind me of what is important.

 

   

 

Clarity

centered
a white cap
tipped yellow
violet swirling
in and out
purple limned
petals
laudingly raised
toward
the drummed air

mesial
a spindle
wheeling itself
weightless
at heart   reaching
in worship
lifting
into rapture
toward
a greater light

 

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