National Poetry Month. 23

Unfurling fern, Como Park Conservatory

Unfurling fern, Como Park Conservatory

“If there were no poetry on any day in the world, poetry would be invented that day.  For there would be an intolerable hunger.”
— Muriel Rukeyser

Watching Houseplants

February 1, 2012

Over the past several days, I’ve been watching a new leaf unfurl on my houseplant.  I think it might be some kind of Monstera plant.  It’s one spot of green in my winter.

New leaf

Starting to unfurl. Its color is quite bronze.

Opening up and turning green

Leaves -- old and new

Watercolor sketch of unfurling Monstera leaves