What tells a flower to dry to paper
and make a packet for its own seeds?
Why do autumn crocuses, palest mauve,
keep no leaves for leaning on?
Where does the heron’s neck go,
perched so high in the cedar?
of the Petrosaviales family?
Is it true only filched canary creepers thrive?
How does a small pink flower dye
dark blue? Where does it hide its stain?
in a Scottish city or on a Chinese mountain?
What wit chose the paint
to match the moorhens’ beaks?
And why do weekend crowds
infuse the garden with restlessness?
How does a flower grow from stone?
What will happen when there’s more
to save than what remains? Please explain.