Bring Me No Lilies
...revisit our 2020 Weekly Scribblings selection, and write new poetry or prose using one of our old prompts. Please add the title (and link, if you can) of your chosen prompt to your post.
My choice was
Your challenge today is to write while inspired by flowers. Feel free to associate them with memories, to romanticize, to go dark or somber, to press them neatly between pages.
the cloying sweetness nauseates.
If you ever knew me,
place no lilies on my grave.
Bring me iris wet with dew or
armfuls of lavender and tansy.
to please the bees
I will not see them,
nor breathe in their heady scents.
But, just now,
I envisage you doing so, and it
gives me pleasure
in this little time left.
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