Monday, July 7, 2014

The Coneflower

The purple coneflower, broken by a black lab
excited to see our van pull into the drive
laid twisted and forlorn in the grass, 
so I gathered a bouquet
of coral bells, oregano bloom,
 fireweed and the broken coneflower
into a crystal vase
made in 1890, but chipped on its base.
Imperfect beauty shared

is beautiful perfection.

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Mac n' Janet said...

Everything I own is chipped, bent, broken or distressed, and thus all the dearer to me. Your vase looks great.

Amy Harper said...

Pretty words.

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful grouping of flowers!

Jenny said...

So beautiful - the picture you share with a photograph & with words.

Nance said...

I nurture purple cone flowers at our little cabin in Mo. I am trying to establish the grey-headed coneflower to my wild flower bed . . . but not having much luck. (The grey-headed cone is a laid-back dainty yellow.)

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