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Mystery Bouquet


In its long-untended garden
on a tall ungainly stem
little house I’ll soon be selling
raised a spray of dark-red roses.
What’s your meaning, house and garden,
with this wordless show of blooms?
Do you mean to say “Good riddance”
or to bid a sad farewell?



Sometimes stuff just happens; sometimes it just seems to.
Has Therese of Lisieux paid a visit
(05-17-2021, 06:42 AM)dukealien Wrote: [ -> ]Mystery Bouquet


In its long-untended garden
on a tall ungainly stem
little house I’ll soon be selling
raised a spray of dark-red roses.
What’s your meaning, house and garden,
with this wordless show of blooms?
Do you mean to say “Good riddance”
or to bid a sad farewell?



Sometimes stuff just happens; sometimes it just seems to.

How sad. Very sad.
(05-17-2021, 07:07 AM)CRNDLSM Wrote: [ -> ]Has Therese of Lisieux paid a visit

I cannot categorically refute that thesis.  (And what an interesting reference, which led on to Edith Piaf and regretting nothing.)

@Majestic Sun - Guess one could hope to have always been just a burr under house & garden's saddle.  Despite their color, those roses didn't appear particularly brooding...
I like how you refer to it as a little house you'll soon be selling. I think that's my favorite part of the poem.