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The Floral Alchemist

A Tautogram to the Ancient Arts

By Sara WynnPublished 11 months ago Updated 11 months ago 1 min read
The Floral Alchemist
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Ambiparous Atropa attackers

among an Aconitum arrangement;

alluring Absinthium and Asters

accompany aforementioned agents.


Arrhythmiated, asphyxiated,

an alchemical annihilation;

all associated, all acquitted,

adament against all accusation.


An alchemists's ancient arboretum,

anhydrous astral afterlife, alive;

await adventual athenaeum--

apprehend all astrophysics: arrive.


Across, ancestral abundance abound.

Ashes, ashes, aetherial aground.



Ambiparous - a plant with leaves and flowers

Athenaeum - A literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning; a library.

Atropa - A genus of poisonous flowering plants in the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The berries it produces are deceptively sweet at first bite. It causes a range of symptoms including blurred vision, a rash, headaches, slurred speech, hallucinations, convulsions and eventually death.

Aconitum - A genus of poisonous flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, otherwise known as Wolfsbane. Can cause diarrhea, convulsions, ventricular arrhythmia and death.

Aster - A genus of non-toxic, perennial flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Asters symbolize love, wisdom, faith.

absinthium - Commonly known as wormwood, absinthium is a species of the genus Artemisia. It is a non-toxic plant used to make the highly alcoholic anise flavored spirit Absinthe. Some famous absinthe drinkers include Edgar Allen Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, and Lord Byron, among others. It was made legal in the US in 2007 depending on the amount of thujone present. True Absinthe is said to cause hallucinations and delirium.

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Sara Wynn

Poetry is my language, and Earth is my playground.

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  • cruddymoose11 months ago

    Wow, this is an incredibly vivid and thought-provoking poem! The use of botanical terms to paint a picture of a deadly, alchemical world is truly impressive. The alliteration and assonance throughout the poem add to the ominous and haunting tone. I particularly love the line "await adventual athenaeum-- apprehend all astrophysics: arrive." It creates a sense of anticipation and mystery, as if there is some deeper meaning to be discovered. Overall, this is a beautifully crafted piece of writing that showcases your talent and creativity. Your use of language is masterful and your imagery is truly captivating. Well done!

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