Saturday, August 25, 2007

Zinnias











Zinnias, stout and stiff,
Stand no nonsense: their colors
Stare, their leaves
Grow straight out, their petals
Jut like clipped cardboard,
Round, in neat flat rings.

Even cut and bunched,
Arranged to please us
In the house, in water, they
Will hardly wilt - I know
Someone like zinnias; I wish
I were like zinnias.
~Valerie Worth

3 comments:

Michele said...

So pretty! My zinnia's never showed up this year. Not sure why. I'm glad I can live vicariously through your garden though. :)

Michele

Debi said...

Hi there...
stopping in from Clarice's Storybook Woods...
I love zinnias...so bright and cheery...your pictures are lovely!

Gumbo Lily said...

One of my favorite flowers is the zinnia. I love those bright & brassy colors that scream for your attention.

Jody