Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Details, Details

I prefer to explore
the most intimate moments,
the smaller, crystallized details
 we all hinge our lives on.

Rita Dove

"Unfurling" © 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian


I love the way our lives unfold,
detail by detail
until we are fully in flower.

- Meri

(Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate  of the United States
 and Consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995
 and as Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2004 to 2006). 

11 comments:

beth said...

playing hooky is such a good thing to do !
beautiful flower !

steven said...

well yeah meri!!! sweet photograph! the folds upon folds of the flower are so much like us becoming. it's as good a feeling as it is good to look at. steven

Bee said...

That is a truly beautiful photograph . . . but the idea of being "fully in flower" bothers me a bit. (Next step: petals dropping off.) Maybe I should think of it as a constant renewal?

Meri said...

As I said to Bee, some days I feel like I'm wilting a bit. Is the next step going to seed? Becoming compost?

violetlady said...

I love your little saying and the photo is exquisite.

Meri said...

Thanks, Violet.

Steven: I love the ranunculus as a close-up subject. They're so layered and nuanced. I took several closeups at a garden nursery yesterday.

Allegra Smith said...

We are potting ranunculus as soon as I am free from the devil in the angel food cake, you are right.
Both Barry and I are sick as the proverbial dog - did anyone really know what the proverbial dog was sick with or even if in fact it was sick? but I digress.

As usual, your photos are magnificent and I am looking forward to enjoy the real thing hopefully as much as this one. I always love ranunculus, like little tight peonies, aren't they and with that tissue paper petals to boot.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

perfection...photo and words

deb did it said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS PHOTO TO GO ALONG WITH SUCH A WONDERFUL QUOTE!

rebecca said...

thank you meri for a moment of pure beauty.

happilyretired said...

Lovely post ... thanks so much for sharing this beautiful blossom and wonderful words.
Hugs and blessings,