© Joni L. James
MY BEAUTIFUL DIANTHUS
A speck of beauty so easily overlooked!
Standing tall between the space of two large stones
Reaching upward with slender round stem
Opposite leaves, linear in shape, graced with pubescence
A cluster of five pink petals dotted with white encircling
Ten stamens and two styles
You demand my attention.
Merely a speck against the stone
Vivid pink captures my attention.
In grasses nearby dwells a cluster of relation
Yet you dare to risk among the stone . . . alone.
Deptford Pink a traveler from England.
Dianthus armeria -- a speck of beauty.