Johanna Helmuth

July 1 - July 31, 2021


Clarity of Flowers

After Hanna Helmuth’s “Hereafter”

Once this old world dies

And a new one emerges,

Come to the field where

Flowers bloom generously

In sheets of transparency—

Their roughshod beauty

Preserved eternally

Like butterflies under glass—

Spread out a blanket

And rest your head

On a pillow of grass.

Let the sun enter your body.

Call softly to the wind

And before you know it,

A new life blossoms.

Name it yours.

­— Carlomar Arcangel Daoana