Atropa Belladonna

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

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Atropa Belladonna

At a glance

quite harmless,

although not a great beauty.


keeps her brightest shade



the deadliest of Fates,

lends her name

to this nightshade,


toxic plant

whose essence

will take your sanity

before stealing away

with your life.



Submitted: April 28, 2021

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Mike S.

Bitch-plant? A finer, Hull

Wed, April 28th, 2021 6:40pm

olive tree

Interestingly the nightshade family contains tomatoes, potatoes, capsicum, chilli and peppers but they don’t contain the potent alkaloids of belladonna (in Italian this means beautiful woman).

Thu, April 29th, 2021 5:37am


Some evocative phrasing here... along with the implied threat! :)

Thu, April 29th, 2021 6:58am

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