Thursday, February 16, 2012

Durable Love

Florists, poets and hummingbirds

Find in your pedals and scents
the enduring love of mothers, of friends.
Unlike the delicate rose.
Equal in beauty and just as easy to grow
from seeds or cuttings or division,
You, carnation, bloom all year 
in beds, in pots, in vases,
under sun or cloud.
Not just once, not just
now and then when it’s ideal.

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