Misbehavior A morning glory opens its face of blue fringed with white. This might be thought of as a behavior, inspired by the sun. If so, the mob of morning glories that overtook my beans and squash late last summer behaved badly. O, this valiant tropism of life! O, these stunning miscreants trampling plans! Spreading their blues and magentas In spite of the best efforts of madmen.

(C) Lauren de Boer 2/12/13

* What do the morning glories represent to you: life, joy, exuberance? * How would you like to be more like the morning glories in this poem? * Write a poem or prose piece about a favorite flower. Describe it in detail, and then ask: What does this flower teach me about my own blooming?

Morning glory