Beautiful White Wild Daisy

From a seed inside the earth.
Pushed my way up through soil
I knew I had to become a
Whole flower with
Yellow, green center
White petals,
Long green stem
Drinks water.
Nourished by sunlight
I knew I wanted to be
Free, to
Live in the woods
Naturally, at peace
With all trees, plants
Around me.
Seed needed strength
To Push aside dirt, to bud,
To Flower.
I am designed to bring
Beauty, delight, and joy to
All creatures, beings who
Encounter me.
I am life.
I belong.
I have a home in the
Heart and soul of
The world.
I bring other flowers new
Buds. I give room for
Other buds to bloom,
Be whole, beautiful.
Leaves feed me food I require
To be
Full of life,
Connected to
All that is delightful.
I am a beautiful white wild daisy.

Laura Staley
Laura Staleyhttp://www.cherishyourworld.com
The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura Staley passionately helps people thrive by guiding them to a holistic transformation of space, heart, mind, body, and soul. Laura knows that there’s a relationship between the conditions of our homes or workplaces and the quality of our lives. Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by almost two decades of working with a variety of clients, Laura uses her intuition and expertise to empower her clients to produce remarkable results in their lives. Her trifecta of serving people includes speaking, writing, and compassionate listening. As a columnist, Laura writes personal essays focused on self-discovery, feng shui, emotional health, and transformations from the inside out. Laura is the published author of three books: Live Inspired, Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui, and the Cherish Your World Gift Book of 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Life. Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a fulltime parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include laughing with loved ones, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves. She resides in Black Mountain, NC with lovable dog, Layla. Laura is a contributing author to the inspiring book Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy


  1. Dear Simon,

    Thank you so much for your kind words of reflection. I remember when I spotted this tiny lone daisy on a quiet walk in nature. This moment with such a small beautiful flower inspired this poem as I reflected on how even something so small belongs to the world. Maybe I belong here too. How the natural world can exude love and happiness to the heart of human beings in a reciprocal relationship of awe, wonder, and even reverence. I know your passion for nature-so I trusted you’d enjoy this poem especially. And you are so welcome. My joy and delight, my friend!

    With gratitude,

  2. Dear Laura,
    I have always loved the manner in which you write and your poem has put icing on the cake.

    You make others bloom with your passion if life and everything good and positive.

    Daisies are beautiful and your poem reflects your written prowess and recognition that a tiny flower can spread so much love and happiness through your words.

    Thank you for mentioning me.