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Paeon Peony

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Every day, a photograph, a poem. Yesterday my art was based on this photo from my garden— the peony as it started to open. It’s relevant for Earth Day because the peony’s name came from the Greek: Physician of the Gods — a flower as doctor for our earth and its creatures. And when it blooms, I am renewed and feeling like the world is well. And so for Earth Day I choose this photo for a poem of healing, perhaps a plan, a mission of Mother Nature, Mother Earth.

“Peony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peony. Accessed 22 Apr. 2022.

Paeon Peony

Year after year from earth
After winter’s bite
Elder perennial’s
Sweet nectar
Around the winter’s child
Springs
Full blooming
Sun loving
Bursts of edible petals
Physician of the gods
Surviving
Healing
Bursts of sweet cheer
After winter’s drear
Mission of earth’s delights

Sheri Edwards
042222 113.365.22
Poetry/Photography

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For a bit on the writing process, see What Else Paeon Peony.

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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart

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