15 April 2011


Aster: Greek for star.
And a star you are,
brightening my day
in a composite way.

Your bloom is many,
and hopefully plenty,
of tiny flowers
with attractive powers.

Each petal a bloom
enacting its own doom
so that the center
has many presenters.

The design is so plain
with one central gain:
to make more of these plants,
the reproduction dance.

A family favorite
and always a hit:
like an old friend to me.

--For those not in the know, Asteraceae is the family of plants which includes daisies, sunflowers, artichokes, and dandelions among many others.

1 comment:

  1. I love this one! It just makes me smile just like the flower!