Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Seed Of Dreams


Milkweed seeds send my imagination into flight.
It must be their soft white hairs
and the way they cling to their mother's shell
as they dance with every passing breeze.

They remind me of children.

As a parent,
I can't help but see
the caramel-coloured husk
as a home,
with all the children tucked safely inside,
protected from the harshness of the weather.


It will take a determined gust of wind
to finally pull them free.

They'll soar into the sky,
giddy with their freedom,
sparkling in the sunlight,
on their way to new opportunities.

The parent's job is done.


Remember,
we gave them wings
so they can fly.


7 comments:

  1. Beautifully said and your pictures as well! Groetjes, Hetty

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  2. Bonjour chère amie,

    L'éblouissement de la nature... merci pour ces très très belles photos et les bons mots qui les accompagnent.

    Gros bisous ❀

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  3. I love milkweed seeds for their silky hair. I just can say you have wonderful imaginations and as always your photos are superb.

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  4. Lovely photos. I just helped free a few milkweed seeds from their pods yesterday and set them free to fly :)

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  5. Really beautiful to see these lint and seed capsules. :-)
    Very nice macro and photos.

    Kind regards, Helma

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  6. Profoundly sweet, beautiful and joyous :)

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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