Friday, 2 April 2010

Daisy

Blackfellows Hands Trail, Newnes State Forest

I spotted these little daisies growing around the rocks. I presume they are native because we are nowhere near houses with gardens (my flower guide has been misplaced so I can't check).

Words to walk with:
Daisy by William Carlos Williams
The dayseye hugging the earth
in August, ha! Spring is
gone down in purple,
weeds stand high in the corn,
the rainbeaten furrow
is clotted with sorrel
and crabgrass, the
branch is black under
the heavy mass of the leaves--
The sun is upon a
slender green stem
ribbed lengthwise.
He lies on his back--
it is a woman also--
he regards his former
majesty and
round the yellow center,
split and creviced and done into
minute flowerheads, he sends out
his twenty rays-- a little
and the wind is among them
to grow cool there!

One turns the thing over
in his hand and looks
at it from the rear: brownedged,
green and pointed scales
armor his yellow.

But turn and turn,
the crisp petals remain
brief, translucent, greenfastened,
barely touching at the edges:
blades of limpid seashell.

3 comments:

  1. i love 'hugging the earth in august'
    as in our state, august is pretty miserable.

    you have taken such an exquisite
    shot of the blue daisy.

    "daisy, daisy, give me your answer,
    do!"

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  2. Good one. I like the Fibonacci spiral here.

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  3. What a beautiful colour! And composition too!

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