Friday, April 17, 2009

PInwheel Protea

A long time ago one of my very smart friends said
"Flowers are slow motion fire works".
Yes, of course we were stoned but,
what a lovely description of flower development.

Pinwheel Protea demonstrate the concept best.
Atop a sturdy wooden stem is perched
an umbel of delicate threadlike spikes which
exactly captures, to my mind,
the magic moment during a pyrotechnic display
when the sky above explodes
in a shower of light and color.
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