Feb 162013

by Holly Day


The Anasazi in the American Southwest

Were obsessed with drawing squares, the Nordic Alsai

With circles. The small, squat people of prehistoric Spain

Blew red chalk around their hands, while the Sanskrit in India

Built mandalas around swastikas.


Today, I drew a really cool flower

In a corner of notebook paper

Wrapped radiating lines around petals

Like a Hawaiian quilt, repeating the pattern

Until it filled half the paper.


If you can’t tell, I’m quite proud of it.