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by Jon Bayliss 2 months ago in nature poetry
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Awakening of the rose


Putting pressure on the petals,

sensing a familiar finesse,

under the languid & listless rolling rains,

tiny rivulets annex with their sisters,

the rose awakens, xylem & phloem flow with radiance,

like forest haemoglobin they throb with intent,

swollen & with purpose,

out of the garden and into the barracks,

over yonder, in the shadows,

ripe floral chaos by choice a seed,

sized & chosen by spirit & breed,

furious, deliberate and deep and deviant,

a cocktail of nectar and need,

while the stamens' stoic posture,

exact pollination,

through a scintillating chemistry and divided union,

until the rose,

is silent and replete.

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  • Sasha Mirrors2 months ago

    beauty in words!

  • Nyasa Jackson2 months ago

    one of the best poems I've read in a while. thank you !

  • Taaj Bowers 2 months ago

    Wow, beautifully written.

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