Sunday, September 28, 2008

Some Yellow Flowers

Baileya multiradiata


Although this poem is not well known, it is one of my favorites. I've posted it before but thought that now is a good time for it to be seen by new eyes.


Ode To Some Yellow Flowers


Rolling its blues against another blue,
the sea, and against the sky
some yellow flowers.

October is on its way.

And although
the sea may well be important, with its unfolding
myths, its purpose and its risings,
when the gold of a single
yellow plant explodes in the sand
are bound
to the soil.
They flee the wide sea and its heavings.

We are dust and to dust return.

In the end we're
neither air, nor fire, nor water,
just
dirt,
neither more nor less,
just dirt,
and maybe
some yellow flowers.

~Pablo Neruda

13 comments:

sisah said...

True, that´s a wonderful poem, made for gardeners...in the end I´d like to become a yellow flower...
Have a nice GTS
Sisa

Julie said...

Beautiful poem, Aiyana. Makes you realize...how we toil under the sun for a short while, then return to dirt. Sad, yet bittersweet, in a way!

Dee said...

What a neat poem! Very thought provoking! Thanks!

Angie said...

Lovely poem! I'm always amazed at the things you can grow! We are in a drought here and I wonder how you do it!

Teri C said...

Beautiful poem and flower. I love yellow so that makes it even more special.

Rosemary said...

nice post

sabbaar said...

Really nice yellow

Good Acres said...

Nice photo and lovely poem. -- Good Acres

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi...
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

Hope your Sunday is treating you well.

WiseAcre said...

That makes your 'curse' of too many unexpected yellow blooms sound like a blessing.

Hopefully it will be a while before I start pushing up Daisies.

Lythrum said...

I love the picture and the poem also. I seem especially to be drawn to yellow flowers, they are all over my yard. :)

kml said...

First time I have seen it and awfully glad I did! Thanks for reposting!

Shady Gardener said...

It wouldn't be a bad thing to sustain some yellow flowers someday, would it? :-) Am I right in saying this is a desert marigold? It's very pretty.