the work of flowers

daisies are the chain
-gang of the crew, perhaps
new to these embankments
and waffling
(en masse)
in their own way
-ward moonglow,
while dandelion tribes
ascribe wishes to chance.

the roses have sampled
the burgundy, and found it
susceptible to sleep mode,
profuse loose code, leaf margin
and the blue-eyed
flutterings of lilies.

the snap
-dragon is a tolerant boss,
though sometimes fiery fiesta red,
spooned petals squawking
for sensitivity
training
(the pansies have documented
this in
blue, yellow, purple
triplicate.)

sunflower is making a
comeback, a second flush
of orange lemon hope, standing
tall, large and in charge
of zinnia, lavender, iris, lotus,
violet, even blossomed
cherry. (focus groups may vary)

 

 

 


Cultivated from awesome word lists from my Shawna. 🙂

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4 Responses to the work of flowers

  1. Kir Piccini says:

    A lovely bouquet of words! I could smell the fragrance of this poem
    Sunflowers are my favorite..large and in charge. 🙂

  2. lip honey says:

    GORGEOUS!!! I just love the title. It makes me think of women, immediately … so many different varieties, even within one body!

    I love the opening, the chain-gang. That was really clever! “wayward moonglow,” “dandelion tribes,” “the roses have sampled the burgundy,” “profuse loose code, leaf margin and the blue-eyed flutterings of lilies,” the “snap-dragon” split, “in blue, yellow, purple triplicate” … all awesome phrasings. But the ending is definitely my favorite part: “lavender, iris, lotus, violet, even blossomed cherry. (focus groups may vary)” … I agree wholeheartedly about our tendency to be unfocused. 🙂

  3. I love the end – focus groups! And the way you included so many flowers.

  4. PSC says:

    Oh, such a fun and lovely take on a “work”-ing prompt! A blossoming garden of fine (yes,) work, De!

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