Saturday, November 13, 2010

Verse and worse

So proud and tall above the marble plinth
Stood a lead-crystal vase of water hyacinth
No rose-like aroma, no clustered azalea
The botanist felt like a miserable failure

7 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Yet, the beauty of the flower made up for its smell, or lack of.

Maggie May said...

Woe is me!
The smell is not to be!
I gaze at the flower
Its beauty is the power.

Have a good w/e.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

TechnoBabe said...

The beauty is for looking
Sadly, there is no scent
Standing tall a week later
The proud, strong hyacinth

david mcmahon said...

Exactly, Lakewiewer - thanks for putting it all in perspective.

david mcmahon said...

Nice work, Maggie - have a great weekend.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks for the post-script, Gina!

Eddie Bluelights said...

This failure the botonist didn't deserve
Because of his clapped out olfactory nerve
So he got close to plants and breathed in like hell
And discovered a sweet and marvellous smell.