Rising up to Meet you Rising Up to Meet You Still, in midwinter, I will rise to meet you though my stem be bent and brittle for where we touch there will be spring. poem copyright © Bernadette E. Kazmarski Just a draft of verse in contemplation of this weathered wildflower which blooms so fiery red in summer. Or… What strange sun is this found in tatters of winter holding memories of summer. It’s an empty seed cluster from monarda, or bee balm, just happened to be touched by late afternoon sun while the snow beneath it was in shadow, its bent stem a blur beneath it. Bee Balm with Bee . . . . . . . Follow me on Instagram. Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals. All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation The Bare EssentialsPatterns of Disuse Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.