Say it with Flowers

Say it with Flowers

Beautiful and fresh
as the daisies she was named for
She was everywhere
Pretty with a glow of sunshine
Simplistic and uniform, but

inside lived an exotic bloom
Fragrant with the night
Deep, burning colors of
Gold and magenta
Exciting and expensive

By day her brightness cheered
bringing smiles to downturned lips
Necklaces crafted from her gifts and
plucked petals that spoke of love
and love not

At night she blossomed
in a heady fragrance
of lure and the unknown
Rare and seductive 
She was the seller of flowers


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  17 comments for “Say it with Flowers

  1. November 14, 2021 at 10:04 am

    I can see the contradictions of being adorned as the flower, while having those petals plucked…

    • Christine Bolton
      November 14, 2021 at 2:26 pm

      Yes, it’s like no one cares because it’s just a daisy. But no one would dare do it to an orchid!

  2. November 12, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    A beautiful little story told in verse.
    ~ornery owl~

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2021 at 11:55 pm

      Thank you! ☺️

  3. November 12, 2021 at 8:49 am

    So sweet and idyllic, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2021 at 10:05 am

      Thank you Ingrid ☺️

  4. November 12, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Gorgeous poem,well penned! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2021 at 8:29 am

      Thank you so much ☺️

  5. November 11, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Lovely poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2021 at 12:22 am

      Thank you Sadje! ☺️❤️

      • November 12, 2021 at 2:00 am

        You’re welcome

  6. November 11, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    A gorgeous, heady and luxurious bouquet, this seller of flowers —

    • Christine Bolton
      November 11, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you Brendan ☺️

  7. sanaarizvi
    November 11, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Love this especially; “By day her brightness cheered bringing smiles to downturned lips/
    Necklaces crafted from her gifts and plucked petals that spoke of love and love not.” Beautiful, beautiful writing as always Christine 😀

    • Christine Bolton
      November 11, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      You’re so kind Sanaa. Thank you! ☺️💕

  8. forestbathing hermit
    November 11, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Wonderful description.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 11, 2021 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you very much! I appreciate it ☺️

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