Nymphaea Marliacea Albida (Waterlily, Hardy Group)

a crane shares her name
but she retains her own
aquatic bloom.

Long and casual, there are four
sides to this girl
so carefully arranged

they flower like this:
wise girl then foolish,
sad girl then joyous.

Together, they float in perfume
while legs tangle, her denim roots
absorbing the blue scent
of twilight and pines.

2007 by Wendy Howe
posted 7/2/07

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