Mullein splits the night sky
catching the light as it flashes.
Nothing shines like this Mullein,
genus: Verbascum, alone.
Its yellow petals govern
from atop downy, sage leaves
on the dark grass trail.
Grass, solitary and tight
an interloper from the hay field.
stealing a spot meant for another.
Hot summer days
warm the friendly sprout.
It spreads its wings
like the sons of Abraham
spread across the clearing.
Does it seem like I have been promoting these books? Yes, I have been. I have heard Julie Zickefoose give a presentation with slides and stories of the tales told in these books. I own Letters from Eden and want to be sure anyone that loves nature, animals, birds and plants gets a chance to look at Ms. Zickefoose's artwork as well as read her stories.
Don't worry about buying the book, just be sure to take a moment to go to the link to see the watercolor paintings inside the cover. If you do, be sure to keep looking until you see the painting of the baby turtles. If God, today, would let me choose a talent, I would choose to paint like Julie Zickefoose.