More Words of Love
The connection between love and flowers goes back millenia. I think of it as poesy and posie. Actually the word 'anthology' derives from ancient Greek: anthologia, from anthos ‘flower’ + -logia ‘collection’ (from legein ‘gather’). So here is my small collection of ‘flowers’ of verse, spanning medieval Persia, Victorian England, and modern day San Francisco Bay Area.
Red plump tears hang from dusty vines
odd-sized edible jewels swaying
like lovers’ promises softly to a private tune
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