We Should All See Things So Simply

Posted on February 26, 2016 by



We should all see things so simply…

the basics of bone

the sky unchanging blue

sandhills that endure

despite eroding thighs.


We should remember

these curving shapes

are what we are,

and move with similar precision

toward the light.


Leaves reaching through darkness

crack pale stones,


bear scented strength in secret

until blooming time.


Perhaps we should strive

for their courage

in those acts that need no guidance —

the flamboyant thrust of stamens

up and out of opening petals.


I love the beauty, the simplicity, and the¬†message of this poem titled “Calla Lilies: For Georgia O’Keeffe”, by Jane Candia Coleman from her exquisite collection, ¬†“Poetry of the American West: No Roof But Sky”.
photo credit: Lilly via photopin (license)

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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