The Virtue of a Flower ( Wsibopea )

The Virtue of a Flower

Girl, honey
the innocent flower
offers her nectar
and perfume, but
let virtue wait a day
until tomorrow ’cause

neither a philosophy nor a plan
is launched by woman or man
on a trampoline of joy, and

cannon balls don’t bounce
anymore than flowers can be
thrown with catapults.

— Douglas Gilbert

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2 thoughts on “The Virtue of a Flower ( Wsibopea )

  1. A new poem by you is the perfect way to start the day. It’s beautiful as always. Catapults really don’t work well with flowers, although if I had my choice I suppose I’d rather be hit with a flower than the cannon ball. I like the trampoline of joy…

    1. Thanks. I’m glad you could get a good start. I can never tell if these poems are going to come out OK. I guess it doesn’t always have to make sense to me as long as other people enjoy it. I’m glad I don’t have to give a lecture on its meaning.

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