Fragility’s Power

How fragile is the flower
     in full bloom,
Its petals reaching out
     for the Sun –
The burning distant orb
     whose light is life
And whose rays bend down and feed
     the seedbed of Earth.
Greater is the older power magnified
     in a youthful flower.

Featured image: Golden flower mandala, made by an unknown patient of Carl Jung prior to 1929.

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