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Author Archive | Sarah Somers

Chrysanthemum, hydrangea, lisianthus, rose, spray rose, aster, succulents, calla lily, iris, lavender, alstroemeria, monkshood, veronica. All picks for our wedding. Discover more at

Spring, Flowers, and Symbolism

flowersSpring has sprung! This season sometimes gets overlooked in Chicago. Yet I have declared it my favorite season since I was a young girl. Spring means: I-spy the first tulip bud, wake up to white blossoms on trees, and breathe in fragrant lilac bushes. The color and new life announces the start of flower season. […]

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A butterfly lands on Sarah's hand at the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum in Lincoln Park, July 15, 2012

Happiness: Found

textA life-long lover of words, symbolism, and poetry, I became captivated with the concept of found poems about seven years ago when developing a class assignment. However, I grew to appreciate these poetic collages even more when trying to write myself. Crafting these poems is a linguistic jigsaw. I love finding scraps of language (quotes, […]

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