… If I were a lily
I think I would wait all day
for the green face
of the hummingbird
to touch me.…
From “To Poetry” by Nazik al-Malaika in Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, edited by Reza Aslan:
I will roam Existence
I will gather the particles of your voice
from cool springs
From the mountains of the north
Where even lilies whisper songs…
This is the second of four posts featuring Summer Sky Pink asiatic lilies from my garden. The first post is Summer Sky Pink (Very-Very Pink!) Asiatic Lilies (1 of 4).
For this post, I tried something completely new, different, and FANTASTIC! I rented a portable miniaturizer from a nearby hardware store, shrunk myself (and my camera) to the size of a honeybee, then gently flitted (yes, FLITTED!) from flower petal to flower petal to get some closeup shots of each blossom’s interior.
Ain’t technology GRAND!
Thanks for taking a look!