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you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose
Ah petal, dust and wind-fall
on the ground queen awaiting queen.
The laying of fish on the embers,
the taste of the fish,
Ours is the bee's soft belly
and the blush of the rose-petal,
lifted, of the flower.
Go bring him home to his people.
Lay him in state on a sepal.
From love one takes
petal to rock and blessèd
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
its crumbled yellow cup
and pale bleeding lips
Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white;
Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk;
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