Calla Lily

Calla Lily

I am tall
and elegant
My beauty
is my simplicity
 
Slender body
with trumpet topper
Green and cream but
beware my toxicity
 
Standing straight
and upright
Expensive but
cherished
 
Clutched
to a brides bosom
wrapped in satin
until I have perished
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting
D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with Flowers. She asked us to write a poem
as if we were the flower. I was inspired by the
beauty of Calla Lillies and their simplicity.


Photo by Ava Sol on Unsplash

  24 comments for “Calla Lily

  1. February 18, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    such a simple but elegant flower, you chose right.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 7:35 am

      Thank you so much 🥰

  2. February 18, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Lovely poem

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 7:23 am

      Than you Jason ☺️

  3. February 19, 2020 at 1:19 am

    How beautiful, Christine! 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 7:24 am

      Thank you so much Punam 🙂💕

      • February 19, 2020 at 9:25 am

        My pleasure, dear. 🙂💞

  4. February 19, 2020 at 3:11 am

    The picture and poem are both captivating!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 7:26 am

      Thank you so much Reena 💕☺️

  5. February 19, 2020 at 7:20 am

    I have just purchased an indoor Calla Lily, well that’s what the label says. Wish me luck to keep it going.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 7:36 am

      Yes! Good luck. I hope you can keep it going 🙂💕

  6. February 19, 2020 at 8:58 am

    I like the ending with the word “perished” bringing one’s thought back to “cherished”.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 10:05 am

      Such is the life of a flower Frank. Thanks for reading ☺️

  7. February 19, 2020 at 9:36 am

    This is gentle and elegant Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Thanks Linda 🙂

  8. February 19, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Yes very elegant… didn’t know about its toxicity but I have always consider it a bit menacing.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks Bjorn. Yes I looked it up and evidently it is toxic 😦

  9. February 19, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Your poem reflects the flower. Well done! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      February 19, 2020 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you so much Sascha ☺️

  10. February 20, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    I love their creamy smoothness or is it smooth creaminess? Either way, it is a gorgeous plant, with the toxicity adding allure. Wonderful poem, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 20, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa. There are so many flowers I love more but I couldn’t resist this one to write about 🙂

  11. June 30, 2020 at 1:18 am

    Nice! That’s an interesting poem!

  12. Christine Bolton
    June 30, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Thank you so much! 🙂

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