Friday, April 20, 2007

Why "still the flowers grow?"

Perhaps you wondered about my strange blog title. It is the first line of one of the first poems I remember writing. Actually, I didn’t exactly write the poem, instead I dictated it to my father as I had not yet learned to write. I think that this was around the time I was in kindergarten or first grade.

The poem (slightly morbid) is as follows:

Still the flowers grow,
but soon they will die,
under the dark evening sky.

I have no idea what happened to the original piece of writing, but both father and I have remebered the poem all these years.


cowgirl said...

Ruth, I love your blog! Put some more stuff up there!
I love looking at your pictures and reading your stuff...that poem is so cool! (Albeit a little morbid). You were born for haiku! I am so excited for your baby and I can't believe he isn't here yet! I'm could pee I'm so anxious! Right here at my desk! :)
I love you and am so proud of you and Brad and can't wait to be an "Auntie!"

Amy Serekede said...

Interesting comment before mine - lmao. Anyway, thanks for bringing some light to the blog title - you should get that published ;o)