Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fleur du Mal

What magic is available? –
you wonder what you’ve got.
To what new use, for instance,
might you put a flower pot?

At first you thought you wouldn’t,
shouldn’t, couldn’t, can’t –
but then you rashly dared
to root and bloom a Poet Plant.

Bearing grieved resemblance
to Dame Edith Sitwell –
sorry and unwilling thing! –
it didn’t look a bit well.


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