In Praise of the Lone Lantana

Behold the primeval forest

enduring the tests of time

sheltered under towering oaks

Life survives.

Defended by vast armies

of raised palmetto swords

shielded by a green stockade

Life grows.

A confident lantana

performs a solo act

arrayed in pink and yellow

Life creates.

As if on cue, a butterfly

flutters across the scene

to sip the sweet fresh nectar

Life thrives.

Lacy ferns sing anthems

in time with steady rain

in praise of the lone lantana,

Life rejoices.

Author: debbieburton.blog

Debbie Burton is a children's author and award winning poet. Her first book, "Buddy the Beagle on Blueberry Street" (Elk Lake) is available through Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

2 thoughts on “In Praise of the Lone Lantana”

    1. We saw the butterfly when we were camping at Tomoka State Park earlier this year. I was amazed that in the midst of the overgrown green landscape, the butterfly discovered a single flower. Reminded me of the way God provides for us wherever we might be. Thanks for your comment, Michelle.

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