Solar Seeds

Awaiting winged collectors (Photo: Faye Sarras)


From childhood plucked,
poured pensive pollen
awaiting winged collectors
burdens to absorb.
Imagined solitude averred,
waving stacks and petals.
Returning to dark, moist earth
Grandfather‘s garden worth

Wei Santang is a scholar born and educated in the Far West in the second half of the 20th century. Faye Sarras teaches English and records the activities of plants from the mountains to the garden to the kitchen. Faye and Santang are the authors of In Solar Terms. Read other articles by Wei.