Tania Runyan writes a pantoum, a winding homage to the cups of sun and gold known as the California poppy in her Flowers of California series.
Flowers of California: Lily of the Nile
After a lifetime of taking the unassuming flower for granted, Tania Runyan pens a love letter to lily of the Nile.
Flowers of California: Crape Myrtle
California’s papery crape myrtle blooms played companion to Tania Runyan as a budding writer in her back yard.
By Heart: ‘Sea Poppies’ + New Tracy K. Smith Challenge
Imagine discovering a treasure—a flower. Who will you tell? Join us and learn “Sea Poppies” by H.D. By Heart.
Top 10 Best Garden Poems
While you wait for your flowers to bloom and your garden to produce its fruit, enjoy this collection of 10 great garden poems.
Top 10 Best Rose Poems
Robbie Burns didn’t write the first rose poem. But he may have written one of the best rose poems. Enjoy this fresh bouquet of 12—minus two!