As I was meandering in the garden,

I saw a flower

it immediately caught my attention.

Never had I seen such a thing so glorious, golden, good natured

Its strong, substantial stem supports itself standing like a warrior in the wind.

The petals are soft and vigorous at the same time;

while the surface is silky and smooth, the colors are vibrant and vivacious

So delicate was the flower that I had to pause at its presence for a brief thought;

Should I pick it to be used as a decoration?

Or just leave it, to be devastated by the storm?

Either way would cause the flower to wither and die.

Being caught between different options,

I chose to let nature take its course – what was produced by nature should be returned to it.