Speaking Floral Tongue

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Cover image: Taisiia Shestopal on Unsplash.

Speaking Floral Tongue

I’m striving to make a

 perfect foundation,

earth dug and sprinkled,

drained with some stones.

A thumb-deep indentation

then the placement of a bulb.

Cover it and care for it;

speak floral tongue,

which is quite natural

when all’s said and done.

I’ll care for this bulb,

taking it seriously

until the shoot begins

to poke green stem and leaves

through the soil.

It’s only a matter of weeks

before the flower blooms,

petals delicate,

a fragrant white.

My patience and caring

rewarded with one perfect tulip.

 


Submitted: February 19, 2020

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Mike S.

One blooming good poem, Hull!

Wed, February 19th, 2020 8:33pm

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Thank you, Mike.

Wed, February 19th, 2020 12:34pm

Keke Serene

Lovely, Hully. I do enjoy flowers but I could not keep one alive for my life. This FLORIDA sun scorches them.

Wed, February 19th, 2020 9:47pm

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We actually have some tulip plants outside, and they get no care and attention. In spite of that, every year they grow, and we've been here for over fifteen years now.

Thu, February 20th, 2020 12:05pm

Derina Peng

Love it!

Wed, February 19th, 2020 9:47pm

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Thanks, Derina!

Thu, February 20th, 2020 12:04pm

Compass Girl

This is really pretty, Hull.

Wed, February 19th, 2020 11:47pm

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Thanks so much, Compass Girl. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Thu, February 20th, 2020 12:00pm

jmm424

A nice job, Hully.

Thu, February 20th, 2020 6:18am

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Thanks so much, jmm.

Thu, February 20th, 2020 11:58am

Sue Harris

Beautifully written, Hully.

Thu, February 20th, 2020 8:27pm

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Thanks, Sue. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Thu, February 20th, 2020 12:37pm

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