The secrets hidden in the peony bud
come to light when petal after petal unfolds
such wondrous beauty to behold
a chorus of petals
that rise like flickering flames.
A crown of stamens reveal the inner treasure
A creamy white flower with hints of tender green
and petals tinged with the palest of pinks
I am without words
at so much intricate beauty
which flows as if captured by an invisible stream.
Burgudy red wakes us up with a pop of colour
and when the petals are ready to fall
the centre holds our fascination still...
as we admire a single fallen petal and a stamen
where they landed on my table.