The stone petals dance in an air of alabaster,
the lapis trumpets of the blooms open to a passing monarch.
The multi-colored onyx leaves curl on languishing vines
that spiral toward the sky.
The Eyes of God watch; mysterious, serene;
like the almond eyes of genie or the unknown eyes of carnival mask.
The Eyes of God peer over the patterns of matter,
stones or flesh, and see beyond to the invisible, eternal spirit within.