forgiveness at its center:
and tiger lilies splinter
cold air for their own colors,
like teeth or smooth young shoulders,
or the ears that tradewinds bother.
Tiger lilies are intricate in their center, in the way they stand upright and brightly coloured for so long before suddenly their dropping centre piece down. A bold letting go. Dark purple fuzzy plant stuff everywhere- wow!
For me this image of a tiger lily conjures a beautiful concept of the boldness involved in forgiveness: The mental reach it can take to let go of a careless word or action from someone you hold dear; the wildly courageous act of being in close connection with others, where we take the risk of being wounded, disappointed, or misunderstood.
Sometimes holding a posture of graceful letting go shows strength of heart.