The sun, rich and open,
stretches and pours on the bloom of our work.
In the center of the new flowers,
a darker wing of flower
points you like a fire.
Point your fire like a flower.
© Spells: New and Selected Poems, Wesleyan University Press, 2013
Annie Finch is author of numerous books, most recently Spells: New and Selected Poems and A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry. A columnist for Huffington Post, she is currently writing a memoir. She directs the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.