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Lycorine in the Living Room

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An April whim of snow
humbles and bows proud stems
until the spring bloom teases
uncut winter grass.

She sees them after parting curtains
in the master bedroom:
bold gold Narcissi and a slender Tulip
with pale pink petals.

Before making a black coffee
she finds kitchen scissors, not daring
the man-shed for secateurs,
and cuts each broken stem.

The frills of Daffodils flourish for a week
in an Anysley vase. A wedding gift
from her lover. The Tulip withers. The sap
of Narcissi is poisonous to some.

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badger11

Thank you very much Dr C.

all the best

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Tinker

Hi Badge,  A gem of a poem from something as simple as, a vase of fresh cut flowers.   Something I do regularly.   I just cut a basket full of Camelias and put them in a vase that was a wedding gift of 55 years ago.  I don't remember from who.

~~Tink


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badger11

Thank you very much Tink. 55 years...that is a long time ago.

all the best

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dcmarti1

A wedding gift from her lover. 

Former lover, current lover? How long ago was she wed? Is she still wed? So many questions.....even with the man-shed reference. Is it supposed to give an eerie feeling?  😉

 

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badger11

Thanks Marti. The poisons in human relations do interest me.  There are three people in this tale.

all the best

Phil

 

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tonyv
On 4/8/2019 at 2:42 PM, badger11 said:

… A wedding gift
from her lover ...

Still not sure if I'd kill her or forget her … I love the poem.

Tony


Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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badger11

Cheers Tony!

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