Magazine May 9, 2016, Issue

Poetry

ONE FLOWER

One flower stands for beauty, two for hope.

More buds begin their version of cross-talk

With tangled leaf and strong, supporting stalk.

Subject to breeze, they sway but somehow cope.

Shadows of butterflies, silk wings complete

Within this cloistered space are also seen.

Their colored layers; texture, pattern, sheen, 

Are made from nectar. All the bees repeat          

Their buzzing truth that no bloom stands alone,

But echoes every heart and mind and bone.

In This Issue

Articles

Features

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Witnesses

The attempt to better understand the complex and elusive connections between the personal and the political realms in our psyche is a worthwhile endeavor.

Sections

Politics & Policy

Letters

The VOA’s Unfulfilled Promise As a former Voice of America manager responsible for launching the VOA Ukrainian TV program hosted by Myroslava Gongadze, I applaud Jay Nordlinger for his article on ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Is there anything insulting we can say about New York? ‐ The New York Post, for decades a conservative opinion leader with a brash, Gotham accent, endorsed Donald Trump for ...
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Poetry

ONE FLOWER One flower stands for beauty, two for hope. More buds begin their version of cross-talk With tangled leaf and strong, supporting stalk. Subject to breeze, they sway but somehow cope. Shadows of butterflies, ...

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