Milkweed

milkweed in fall

Wise  seed pods on their stock
dried and dead
released of
silky seeds:
milk weed in the wind

The seed pod’s
bold beauty:
hard,  exposed,
waiting to hold the snow
waiting to hold the cold

What seasons
   are watched by milkweed
dispersed in the wind,
and gathered by the soil
waiting for the vagrant king

Photo by Kelly Herbert

About Mary Herbert

I am a gentle listener, a woman of few words. My journey through life has been a spiritual one, as well as a physical one. My daughter, Katie, and I thought it would be interesting to combine some of our giftings/talents in a blog and see what happens. Let us know what you think!

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