Oh Dahlia


lady in red
takes
her star turn

This Humble Paradise


pause and let
time expand into
beauty’s forever unfolding

Guilelessness


all of beauty’s
every sustenance
in the simple rose

Painted Trillium


rare beauty
she blooms mostly
for the forest’s delight

And Your Heart Skips A Beat


sweet as a kiss
upon your cheek
pink tulip’s bloom

Illumination


lantern by
the flowering tree
beauty is the light

Unselfconscious


daffodil’s humility
amplifies
her magnificence

Beauty’s Second Duty


perfectly pretty
the petaled
mulch

Owl Wing


merciless nature
nothing escapes the end
except beauty

Treacherous Beauty


greeted by
the elegance of ice
in the glimmering morning

Here and Now


awakened by
and surrendered to
the day’s beauty

The Afternoon’s Generosity


colors in the grass
such beauty
offered everywhere

Appreciation


moment
with a flower
highlight of the hour