I Am Flower
By Gerard Traub
I am flower
seeking the dawning sun
my fragrance awakening memories
closer than the hour
lifting senses into unseen horizons.
I am hues green to golden
of light still unfamiliar to the eye
petals fired into form
calling upon leaf and field
a song urgent yet silent
through the passage of seasons.
How I delight in the drenching rain
dance with the swirling wind
even to the rage of storm I stand.
You would classify me by name
but I am no less like you
finding one heart the same
sentient beckoned from seed to bloom.
I draw courage from the earth
my song from all creation
the oceans whispering inside me
where thunder is calmed
and atoms to stars rest in my flame.
I have endured endless summers
the icy clutches of winter
I have seen your civilisations fall
to rise again in other lands.
Let my voice be heard
above the clamour of human progress
let my expression in your world
echo your true origins and knowing
that you may once again return
whether upon wings of prayer or dreams
finding the garden that has already
long seeded and blossomed deep within you.
Take solace in my beauty
for you are born of soul
and I am flower
bathing here in the setting sun.