Red daylily, coaxed by revolution’s hot ray
Bursts wide open, luxuriant, luminous.
Hidden beauty, in my garden it must stay.
My heart leaps for this moment, numinous.
On this day, one life, one truth, this flower
No fear, no sin, no strife, only beauty.
Like my sleeping child’s budding power
Eyelids shining, perfect bow lips, t’is her duty
To fly from my grasp, strong and sure, beyond bravery,
Like Gibran’s arrow, toward longings I can’t know
Like Theme from Tallis, swelling, bittersweet reverie
She opens to life, the day, beyond my garden she’ll grow.
Look into the daylily; see the spectrum, patterns, infinity.
Look into the eyes of your child, the only eternity.