Tulip’s reckless way of going by cristinaledesma33

Tulip’s reckless way of going

It’s National Poetry Month!

Deaths of Flowers by Edith Joy Scovell

I would if I could choose
Age and die outwards as a tulip does;
Not as this iris drawing in, in-coiling
Its complex strange taut inflorescence, willing
Itself a bud again - though all achieved is
No more than a clenched sadness,

The tears of gum not flowing.
I would choose the tulip’s reckless way of going;
Whose petals answer light, altering by fractions
From closed to wide, from one through many perfections,
Til wrecked, flamboyant, strayed beyond recall,
Like flakes of fire they piecemeal fall.
always enjoy your poetry month :)
April 1st, 2022  
@kali66 Thank you! 🫶🏼 I hope this year will be a good one.
April 1st, 2022  
An excellent poem to compliment the capture.
April 1st, 2022  
A beautiful Still pic
April 2nd, 2022  
Good choice of b&w for this. It sets the somber mood. The poem works really well with this.
April 2nd, 2022  
Marvellous. Pic and words. I see you do poetry month regularly. Looking forward to it.
April 2nd, 2022  
nature is a true artist
April 4th, 2022  
@linnypinny Thank you!
April 5th, 2022  
@corinnec Thanks!
April 5th, 2022  
April 5th, 2022  
@boxplayer Thank you!
April 5th, 2022  
Congratulations on the win with this one Cristina
April 15th, 2022  
@grammyn Thank you Katy!
April 15th, 2022  
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