Stirring Hope

Winter Coneflowers ©2013 Wabi Sabi
Coneflower Seed Heads in Winter ©2013 Wabi Sabi


In deep winter, after all the seeds have flown away,
the remnants of the coneflowers remind me of the promise of new life.
I hold on to the rough beauty of winter, embracing its
lessons, embracing its hope, and most of all its  emptiness.
The winter is for emptying, then waiting,
with patience in the darkness, for the seeds of life
and love to refill my waiting soul.


For Carpe Diem – wild flowers

For Recuerda Mi Corazon – haiku my heart