An Impossible Blossom

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Whenever I allow my eye to peer through
an iris,
I need a flotation device
and depth finder
as I’m likely to get lost,
sweeping and swooning
through inner space
of tunnels, canyons and corners,
coming up for air and diving in again
to journey into exotic locales
draped in silken hues
~this fairy land on a stem~
so immersed in the possibilities
of such an impossible blossom.

(Thank you to Li-Young Lee for introducing me to “impossible blossom” in “From Blossoms” from Rose.
Copyright © 1986: Boa Editions, Ltd.)
There are days we live as if death
were nowhere in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

~Li-Young Lee

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2 thoughts on “An Impossible Blossom

  1. Beautiful photos and extraordinary words by Li-Young Lee. Because of our harsh winter this year in New England, we’re 1-2 weeks behind your springtime, and I’m really enjoying all the flowers you’ve been showing. (It was a little bewildering a few weeks ago when we saw nothing but beginning stumps of growth when you were showing the beginnings of blazing beauty!) Thanks, Emily.

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