I pluck this lily for you


I pick my pen to write,
A love poem, a poem
About love. A poem
For love. I do not find
The words.

Love is not
Found in the sugary words
That I court, nor at the mouth
Of the lofty mountains
that I go to.

Love is in the dirt,
In the brackish water
Stagnant and rank;
It is the lily growing in
The marsh.

Love is cultivated
In the cool temperate climate
And it warms the cold nights.
I pluck this lily for you


13 Comments Add yours

  1. Yemie says:

    This is such an endearing composition that’s got nobility/devotion (i.e the length and ‘pains’ the Narrator goes to/through, in his quest for love…plucking the lily that’s love, from a place so off-putting and unflattering for his Beloved; against all of the odds stacked up against him), romance and sweetness written all over it! ๐Ÿ˜„

    This likening of love to lillies in the marsh is pretty catchy! Kinda like finding a diamond in the rough amongst rocks…in the most ordinary of places; where most wouldn’t even think to spare a first glance! Great thinking Doc, it works plenty! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Many kudos! ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Me says:

      Sister Yemi! This sister is yearning to meet you someday and dwell in the ambience of your you-ness (for lack of a more apt word), the wealth of your understanding. Is it a safe wish?

      With Love,

      1. Yemie says:

        Hey there Sweetness, howdy do? ๐Ÿ˜

        First, I gotta tender my unreserved apologies for my seemingly tardiness at my inability to respond to you sooner! I’m so sorry! ๐Ÿ˜‡โค

        You Sweets, flatter me…GOOD! Tickled pink I really am! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚

        Plus, ’bout that beautiful wish of yours, tis definitely not in the ranks of tall orders…its super possible! This, I solemnly promise! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ˜

        Thank you sooo much for making me feel real special Sweets, can’t say I act alone though! All of your writes…..the lots of you amazing and gifted writers out here; causes my inner ‘chatterbox’ to unspool….y’all easily bring out the absolute best inside of me without even trying and I have only love, respect and admiration for the fantastic lots of y’all….’Thoughtsmiths’! ๐Ÿ˜ God bless you Sweets, and may your ink never dry! ๐Ÿ˜‡โค๐Ÿ˜

        Mad over y’all

        1. Me says:

          And I am just seeing this!

          Thank you sister. I shall be looking forward to meeting you someday soon then.

          We appreciate you too! โ™กโ™ก

    2. topazo says:

      Thank you Yemie…
      Love is found in the unlikeliest places…

  2. Me says:

    When I see or read something that is so beautiful, it almost un-does me, I call it divine.

    That is what this piece is.

    Come and teach me doctor, teach me how you do it. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    1. topazo says:

      i am speechless…
      Thank you

  3. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Please read and enjoy the work of a talented writer.

    1. topazo says:

      Thank you John!

      1. johncoyote says:

        You are welcome. I enjoyed your work.

        1. topazo says:

          Thanks a lot; it gives me great pleasure to hear that

  4. ladyhawk87 says:

    Loved it…so beautifully articulated…

    1. topazo says:

      Thank you so much.

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