Susan McIntyre and Claire Walker

Susan McIntyre

The Small Things Grow

Art quilt



The Small Things

By Claire Walker

Inspiration piece


Think of those seeds we pushed in the ground,

the way the beans sprouted from practically nothing

but the wet dark of earth.  We’d no guarantee

of the things they needed, however simple

sunlight and water might seem.

They clung to that bamboo pole and climbed

ever skyward. Those hot, bright

flowers of orange on green drifted hope

through the kitchen window.

They made the heat of the pan their own,

forgave the burn on their outdoor skin,

ran with the water to prove their flavour.

Remember how good they tasted?