white and yellow petaled flowers during sunrise


Daffodils in golden glory,

Bending to the setting sun,

Summon me to stop.

And I sit on nearby gravel,

Looking deep into their funnels,

Leveling with them as one.

Their exposed fertility

Shames my hidden longing

For the release of private winters,

They already have achieved.

© 2021 Heidi Rotterdam, All Rights Reserved


Heidi Rotterdam is an Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology of Columbia University. After 50 years of scientific writing she ventures into the new world to creative writing.

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