Flowers of All Sizes

My daughter picked a piece of a dill flower in the garden today, then noticed her sprig was a miniature version of the whole. Curiously inspecting, she saw the symmetry reflected again in a smaller blossom-within-a-blossom.

For the longest time, my child examined that flower, wondering how tiny flowers could be. Down to molecules? she asked.

Forget those high school chemistry drawings and imagine this: molecules in the shape of flowers.

Maybe a little summer boredom isn’t such a bad thing….

Before the white chrysanthemum
the scissors hesitate
a moment.

– Yosa Buson


West Woodbury, Vermont

About Brett Ann Stanciu

A writer and sugarmaker, Brett Ann lives with her two daughters in stony soil Vermont. Her novel HIDDEN VIEW was published by Green Writers Press in the fall of 2015. Let my writing speak for itself.
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2 Responses to Flowers of All Sizes

  1. PipTanager says:

    bless children for noticing and loving all minuscule things.

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