Coneflower Sequence – Poetry by Catherine Hamrick

Bouquet of Flowers – Eugene Delacroix

Last spring, I wanted something trouble-free
and found it in coneflower seed packets,
buying into the midsummer promise
of self-sowing sun lovers—now overrunning
the garden with nature’s lavender turns;
seed heads bristle symmetry, measure
upon tight measure, Fibonnaci’s weathered tune
luring goldfinches to August feasts.


About the Poet

Catherine Hamrick is a copywriter in the greater Atlanta area. She held editorial positions at Better Homes and GardensCooking Light, and Meredith Books. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Blue Mountain ReviewstorySouthPine Mountain Sand & GravelTiny Seed JournalThe Ekphrastic Review, and elsewhere.  

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