Virgin Flower Birth by a Black-Eyed Susan

virgin flower birth

Virgin Flower Birth by a Black-Eyed  Susan.   Emerson, Thoreau…all communed with nature. They were part and parcel of trancendentalism: This was a philosophical movement that developed in the late 1820s and 1830s in the eastern United States.[1][2][3] A core belief is in the inherent goodness of people and nature. [1]  Belief was that society and its institutions often corrupt the purity of the individual.   However, people are at their best when truly “self-reliant” and independent.

I spent 15 summer season in the Catskill Mountains of New York. My title was “the house piano player”  for Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. Scott’s was hauntingly beautiful. Yes, old resorts in the Catskills often had haunted houses. Sometimes the ghosts were quite real, other times you knew they were people just having fun. The great thing about Scott’s was that I was not only in their employ, but my entire family was invited to spend their summers at this fairy tale-like place. What

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Scott’s Oquaga Lake House was our home away from home for 15 summer seasons. If there is a place where you can have more fun than we had there, I’d like to know about it!

Here is my poem about the virgin flower birth of a female black-eyed Susan. I believe a spirit, which I call the Oquaga Spirit, dictated this and many other poems to me. In my latter years I plan on being a wandering bard and reciting these poems wherever there is an ear to listen.  I believe the spirit was a female Indian from the Lennie Lenape tribe.

Virgin Flower Birth in a Poem

Black Eyed Susan

On my daily walks
I passed a single flower.
A black-eyed Susan it was
Alone to guard a tower.

It marked a forest entry
And daily greeted meet;
With a bright and yellow smile,
Under shaded forest tree. 

For weeks it stood its ground,
Always looking new.
How long will it last
Until its season’s thru?

Then one day in August,
I wondered if it was there?
A miracle, two Susans greet me:
A mother and daughter pair!

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